Sunday, August 26, 2012

Heartbreak Hill....Ten Locks Today

Queues going up Heartbreak Hill

Today we left our mooring two locks up from Wheelock and worked through ten locks. Progress was slow with so little traffic coming in the other direction and we also had to queue in the pounds between the locks. At almost every lock we had to turn it, by letting out a lockfull of water. Some gongozlers at Lock 57 asked why we did this telling us we should wait for a boat, but I explained we'd only seen three boats going down the locks in three hours. We moored up above Pierpoint Locks, pretty tired as it's been hard going today as I'd walked all the way with Ben the dog, as well as doing the locks.

paired narrow locks on the Trent and Mersey Canal

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