Here I am Rune
Distance 6.2 miles
Total 3604 Locks 226 Tunnels
Running total mileage 5289.2 miles
A fairly straightforward run through into Salthouse Dock today and, unlike last time we were here, it wasn’t blowing a gale coming in. It is relatively easy coming in despite the fact that now we have to operate all of the locks ourselves but at least having been here before, we did know where we were going.
We got to the top of Stanley locks a bit early since I wasn’t sure whether it was noon or 1pm that they unlocked them, it turned out it was 1pm although I did have stuff to do whilst waiting, like removing a whole ball of weed that had wrapped itself around the prop whilst stopping and manoeuvring on the lock moorings. I say lock moorings loosely since there isn’t much in the way of actual moorings. One ring to moor to and bollards that are the other side of a quite busy towpath so if you moor onto one of them there is a good chance of throttling a cyclist as he/she runs into the mooring line. We eventually went into the lock itself to moor up since there are bollards in there that don’t inconvenience anyone.
We now have a week’s stay in Liverpool to visit the bits we may have missed last time, which was amazingly, 4 years ago now.