Monday, September 12, 2011

A bit blowy

We’re supposed to be suffering the after effects of hurricane Katia, after she’s trekked her way across the Atlantic. Yes, it’s been windy, but frankly we’ve cruised in worse.

Lymm Boat Club moorings near Ye Olde No 3 pub.

There was a strong crosswind here, the water doesn’t show it but the poplar trees do!

The morning started fairly quiet, but by the time we motored to the moorings near Ye Olde No 3 the wind was picking up. We stopped here, just 20 minutes from our overnight, to meet Tescoman for our grocery delivery, then carried on after stowing it all.

Autumn is on it’s way; the leaves are turning near Lymm.

We made a quick stop at Stockton Heath to drop off the recycling at the waste depot, then moved on, out of the Warrington suburbs, through Walton.

We disturbed a fishing match here, but they were all good natured about it. The canal runs through a leafy cutting and the prop got fouled with dead leaves, first time this autumn but not the last I guess. Chucking back (a squirt of throttle in reverse) cleared them.

Near Walton

We were thinking about heading to near Red Brow to moor for the night, but it’s very exposed there, up on an embankment. So instead we pulled in just after Moore.

We’ve views of the water tower at Daresbury Laboratory to the left….

….and Stanley Ferry Power Station on the Mersey over to the right.

Although windy it has thankfully been dry. Looking at the news we’ve had it easy here. It seems further north and Scotland have had it worse.

Locks 0, miles 10½

I’m running The Great North Run to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

1 comment:

nb Chance said...

Hi Geoff and Mags. Sorry you weren't aboard when we passed you on Sunday, we did post on our blog about you. Hope to meet you at some point. Regards Doug and James