Droylsden to Anderton 2023

After a layover in Droylsden, Jean tried to navigate onwards to the Peak forrest canal but was blocked at Marple by the failure of lock 7.
Lady’s smock was therefore stuck in Droylsden in the suburbs of Manchester as the lock on Canal Street in Manchester was also closed.

As soon as the Manchester locks became available, Mary and Laurie with the help of Pete and Lynne then managed to get the boat back to Anderton.
The trip down the Ashton flight was less trouble than its reputation. However the wide locks down through Manchester were a nightmare, perhaps due to excessive water coming down off the Pennines.

A very wet week in Manchester limited our cruising and we had to spend two nights in Lymm to avoid cruising in torential rain.

Sadly Howard was taken ill and unable to join us for these trips.

The Map of the trip with stops and dates

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Date 2023OvernightOnboardMilesLocksEnd HoursEngine hours
14th AugDroylsden MarinaJ, R5519
15th AugDuckinfield M67J, R5-55212.5
16th AugRosehill Field BridgeJ, R4.5-55242.5
17th AugMarple lock 2 -Duckinfield M67J, R81055285
18th AugDroylsden MarinaJ, R5-55312
16th SepDroylsden MarinaL, M, P, L5531--
17th SepWorsleyL, M, P, L12.32755399.5
18th SepLymmL, M, P, L15.3055435
19th SepLymmL, M, P, L------
20th SepActon Grange BridgeL, M, P, L7055482.5
21th SepAndertonL, M, P, L11155524.5

(*) Diesel Full
(+) Diesel Part Fill
(-) Pump Out