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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

“Ring O’Bells” to Wigan Pier.

A dull start to the morning. Approaching Appeley locks, with the abandoned locks to the left, which have been replaced by a single deep lock.

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Having arrived at Appeley lock Jo discovered that neither ground paddle was working so she had to fill the lock slowly with the gate paddles, which as the lock is 12ft deep it took a while. Whilst the lock was filling another boat arrived behind us. Having moved Hadar out of the lock, Jo could not shut the gate, there was something stopping it, so I reversed back to the open gate and flushed whatever it was out with the propeller. We decided to wait and help the other boat up through the lock and we paired up for the following 3 locks to Wigan Pier. The rain started to spit and spot, but by the time we moored up it was more drizzle. We will be sharing tomorrows locks with George & Linda on Wandering Star.

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We are now moored by Wigan Pier again, and went to Asda for a food shop.

Keith.

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