This week we are moored on the Leeds & Liverpool in Wigan, one of the towns that form Greater Manchester. Having got here this lunchtime we've had a walk around the town for a quick look 'cos our plans only have us stopping for tonight before moving tomorrow and going onto the Leigh Branch. At the moment there's a stoppage on the Leigh Branch at the first of the Poolstock Locks which are just after the junction here in Wigan. Somehow a bicycle has found it's way into the only working Ground Paddle and damaged it to the point where it can no longer be used. C&RT have advised that the canal will be open for a short while tomorrow morning to allow passage so we've got our fingers crossed. There are a number of other boats who appear to be waiting to go the same way too. I guess our little group will go for an early drink in one of the local hostelries this evening seeing as another friend who's moored here, Pete, off NB Castellan, has somewhere interesting to show us.
|A couple of strange ladies, Lisa & Val, posing at the Tippler that represents Wigan Pier|
|Just to show that we've been in there. The bar inside The Cavern Club.|
|Chyandour, with Lisa at the helm, and Val & Pete on Tadpole 2 as we waited at the entrance to Mann Island Lock on Thursday morning.|
|Going through the tunnels past the Liver Building and the Pier Head on our way out of Liverpool.|