|Lock or boat wash?|
Just like yesterday the rain started at the bottom lock but I didn’t care – the ordeal was almost over! By the time I got back on the boat it was pouring. The canal splits just after the bottom lock, either continuing to Liverpool or off on the Leigh Branch to join the Bridgewater Canal. Though we are going to Liverpool - albeit via Lancaster – we have quite a bit of spare time so headed off down the Leigh Branch for a few days. We pulled over just after the junction for lunch and the heavens opened for a good hour.
There were two more locks to do before having 17½ miles of lock-free canal to Waters Meeting in Manchester where we will turn round. Richard kept finding nice places to moor for the night but couldn’t get next to the bank and he eventually found somewhere though I’m not too sure where we are exactly! However after all the rain it turned into a lovely evening.