Although Derek had hurt his back sometime over the weekend he still made the decision to go down the Marple flight of locks on Sunday.
We did the flight in 2½ hours, (an average of under 10 minutes a lock) not a bad time considering but all except one were set in our favour for a change which helped. We changed over at each lock so we both had an equal share of the work, we have not done this before but it worked well. You had a break of one lock to recuperate ready for the next alternate one.
However this has not helped with his back and we will have to sit it out and hope it improves before we head down the final locks into Manchester. Apparently these are very heavy and the maintenance leaves a lot to be desired. So with my lingering shoulder injury (it is now 7 months) we are a right pair.