Thursday, October 04, 2007

Stayed put as planned yesterday. Got on with a few of those little jobs that always need doing, played ball and had a couple of good walks with Meg, got wet in the heavy showers later in the day….

We were joined at our mooring by another boat, name unknown but owned by Dave who had been out, on his own, since April. He is heading back to his mooring at Fettlers Wharf, on the Rufford branch. I suggested we shared the locks at Greenberfield, making it easier for both boats.

So we were off this morning at 10:00, in convoy away from the “wiggly bits” for the last time this year.

Last view of the “Wiggly Bits”

Up to East Marton and shouted cheerio to “Santa” on NB OMAHD. He’d always greeted us as we passed in either direction. Through the cutting Mags has named “The Enchanted Forest”

Enchanted Forest

And on to Greenberfield Locks.
Up through the locks in about 45 minutes, where we parted company with Dave when he stopped for water. We carried on for another ½ hour or so around the edge of Barnoldswick, and stopped for the night near Lower Park Marina. May fill up with diesel here tomorrow.

Lower Park Marina
The forecast was for dry, sunny weather, but we woke up to showers. These cleared soon though, and the cloud broke up around lunchtime to leave a fine bright afternoon.

Locks 3, miles 5½

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