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Apr 1, 2018 - Litherland

We are now close enough to Liverpool to be able to see the cranes at the docks Only 6 miles to go. 121 1/4 from Leeds We ended up taking the roof down twice today!!!!! we arrived at swing bridge 9 which has been under maintenance work for a few weeks trying to make it more user friendly - an appointment had to made previously and the canal blokes open it up for you. However, the works, which were supposed to be finalised on Friday (30th) have obviously not been completed. So we put up the roof and had lunch, then went out for a walk....

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Mar 30, 2018 - A quiet spot

A very peaceful backyard it is, just the occasional walkers along the tow path which is quite narrow here and very muddy in places. The spring lambs are filling the fields and cavorting around with each other. The crows are nesting and making lots of noise. Our walk took us past this old family chapel, St. Catherine's. circa 1500. And the oldest pub in Lancashire built in 1320. No, we didn't stop for a drink - didn't have money with us!!!...

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Mar 29, 2018 - Lydiate 53º32.6014N 2º57.1689W

We spent last night in the Scarisbrick marina as Tony wanted some power to top up the batteries etc. and we needed fuel. Just like any other marina there are an awful lot of boats just sitting there doing nothing. Not many of them ever leave the marina apparently. We had to have the roof down to get under the bridge into and out of the marina and it remained down for the entire journey as the bridges are mostly quite low. Just about a mile or so from the marina is the tribute to the navvies who built the canal - Halsall is where it...

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Mar 25, 2018 - Oh what a glorious day

Tony spent a couple of hours yesterday and the same again today scrubbing the roof of the boat while the weather is good. After he'd finished the job we went for a walk down the tow path ending up at the Ship Inn for a well earned bevvi. We sat outside in the lovely sunshine. This yellow whirleygig came buzzing over us. The blossom is blossoming and making Spring seem as though it's really here at last. And the camelias are flowering, as is the forsythia and a lot of the hawthorn bushes are bursting forth with leaves.

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Mar 22, 2018 - Beside the seaside

We're now moored in Burscough Bridge (pronounced Bursco) for a few days, so we decided to get the train into Southport which is only a 15 minute ride away. Thought we'd better do it before the next lot of weather sets in - a white Easter is being predicted!! We walked down to the end of the very long pier and still couldn't see the sea, the tide was definately out. A long way to pull up your tenders. It reminded us a bit of Kingfisher Resort with the sticky black mud we had to battle our way through to get the tender back into the...

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Mar 19, 2018 - a clear sky today

What a change in the weather over the last 3 days. Snow on Saturday Absolutely perishing cold on Sunday - we set off for a walk but turned back as it was just too cold. Today is beautiful although the wind is still quite chilly. The sky is almost clear and the sun is shining, so our walk was much more pleasant. This building has a decidedly wonky roof. There are many houses around here built in the 1700's and still standing strong. We couldn't work out where the 6'3" is measured, Tony is almost 6'???? any ideas?

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Mar 18, 2018 - Weird weather

What a very odd day today, we had mostly blue sky and sunshine, but there were frequent snow flurries throughout the day. This was late afternoon Then this happened around 5pm - for about half an hour. They are calling a mini beast from the east, and we are expecting milder weather again next week.

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Mar 16, 2018 - Parbold 53º35.19N 2º46.17W

2 locks and a swing gate without having to take the roof down BUT we reached Appley Bridge and it was very low, so down she came! We were trying to get to somewhere sheltered before "The Beast from the East 2" arrives, if it ever does. There is beautiful sunshine here this afternoon. This is the old mill which is now an art gallery. Old Parbold in days gone by would have been a very busy little village according to this map. We went for a short walk this afternoon, but will explore further tomorrow.

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Mar 15, 2018 - Crooke 53º33.39N 2º40.48W

Yesterday was a rest day to allow our aching bodies to recover. Although today was a bit misty and drizzy we decided to move on. The first lock we came to we had to stop in and take the wheel house down!! We had hoped we could get under the walking bridge over the end of the lock but it wasn't to be. Then after filling up with water we set off again. Through this bridge and an immediate hard left. The pidgeons have a good roosting spot here!! This was the end of the railway line to fill up the barges in days gone by. We spotted 3...

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Mar 13, 2018 - Wigan

We awoke to rain yesterday after it pouring down most of the night, so we decided to stay put and went today instead. It was a bit drizzly and misty to begin but the sun came out for most of the day. We were very lucky to have 2 CRT volunteers to assist us, and leaving at around 8.45am we arrived after 22 locks at 3.30pm with a short break after lock 18 for half an hour for a cuppa. So we are now quite knackered!! We went out for dinner and are ready for an early night. A couple of locks to go tomorrow and then a rest day coming up.

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Feb 6, 2008 - Last Few Days

Wednesday 6th February to Sunday 10th February The last few days of my trip were spent up north. As usual, I stayed at Barrie and Dad’s house in Lowton and travelled into Wigan each day to see Denise and the Twins. As they were at work and school during the daytime on Thursday and Friday, I had planned to take the opportunity to catch up with a couple of old friends that I haven’t seen for a long time. But it wasn’t to be. I came down with a bad flu and really wasn’t up to doing anything.

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Aug 19, 2007 - August 18th/19th

August 18th to 20th I dropped dad off at his house and took the boys home to Standish where Denise was getting ready for a big night out. So I was to be the baby sitter. The twins left on Sunday morning for another week away, this time with their other grandparents in Norfolk, so Denise and I spent the day together before collecting dad who was taking us out for a last meal as it was my final evening in UK.

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