Saturday, 24 October 2009

Hop, Skip and a Jump.

2 Locks, 3 miles. Now moored below lock 64.

With the crew of Epiphany now back on board it was decided that even though it was early afternoon we would make a move albeit a short one. When the decision was originally made the weather was overcast but dry. The minute we cast off it started to rain. There were a couple of heavy showers during the cruise, wouldn’t you just know it! But when you’ve gotta go you gotta go.  

Wheelock 001-1 Decisions ,decisions, left or right. Lock 66 Trent & Mersey Canal which has 2 single locks.

We called into the facilities block at Wheelock to replenish both water tanks before negotiating locks 66 which had both locks in operation & 65 which only had one lock in use, the other was leaking like a sieve. We had seen the present moorings on an early visit to the area and we were hoping that there would be room for us. As it transpired we had the whole area to ourselves but that didn’t last long with more boats having now joined us.

1976 locks, 3863 miles, 75 tunnels, 129 swing bridges and 54 lift bridges since Nov 2006

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