Tuesday, 29 July 2014


Monday 28 July 7 miles 7 locks

The day started at the top of the Barrowford locks with a couple and their 2 kids in a hire boat "Ruby". They were nervous about the decent as they had not done it before and jumped at the chance to have help. After the second lock, while filling the third I look around at Molly Rose which I had left tied up on the bank, to see her with a 20 degree list. Yep we are on the bottom and the pond is short of water. Problem eventually solved by filling the pond from the lock above. Not sure how much confidence this instilled on the newbees. At the bottom of the locks they left us to get their boat back to the hire company. We stopped for lunch and were joined by a couple we meet crossing the Ribble. After hearing how they had spent a couple of nights in Burnley (Don't stop in Burnley from everyone else) and what they had done we decided that was the destination. Stopped at the supermarket and B&Q on the way. Later that evening "Ruby" turns up with a mother and 2 kids. She was going to moor behind but was afraid of hitting us so went on to moor in front of a couple of other boats but kept on going and couldn't get to the bank, so out I go to help and eventually we have her tied up along side. She was embarrassed but I do hope she is not put off narrow boating.

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