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haggis

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haggis last won the day on October 21 2017

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    Kelpie and Gamebird
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    Englandshire and the Union Canal

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  1. We haven't moved the boat while in the docks - apart from shoving it across to wash the other side. We walked down to the sea lock and back up the other side yesterday so we felt we had seen the other docks. We sat on a wall for a while watching a large boat which had been on hard standing being manoeuvered into place and lowered into the basin. There wasn't much clearance on either side ! We must come back though when the museum's etc are open. Haggis
  2. Thank you we must have inadvertently printed off the old version. Haggis Just looked and the version we printed off has the blue circle at the top πŸ˜ƒ. No date on it though.
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  4. That's interesting. We printed off the skippers guide before we left home and at 8.1 it says to contact the harbour manager if we wish to move. The rules must have changed recently Haggis
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  6. Oh, I remember that trip up past the weir in the Clyde. It was pitch dark (you can only go over the weir at very high tides) and that was us celebrating with Ronnie's champagne when we got back. I would like to think I have lost weight since then πŸ˜ƒ Haggis
  7. I was busy being all domesticated when I looked up and saw your boat approaching. I felt a frantic wave was called for πŸ˜ƒ
  8. Having read Biscuits kind words out to Iain I then added that the instructions said to let the harbour master know if we planned to move. Then I read Peters reply. Thank you both ! We are not going back up the locks till Friday so we have plenty time to explore. Iain had suggested mooring in eldonian village tonight but as it is many years since we moored there and we were advised not to we stopped at litherland this afternoon and lazed in the sun after a visit to Tesco One other boat here going down the locks tomorrow and we had expected more Haggis
  9. Thank you for the explanation although I would think that most folk in canoes could get under a closed swing bridge! Elf and safety though. I wonder how much the signs are used now - although we have seen a few kids in canoes, they didn't look as if they were going very far and we havent seen any serious canoers. Funny place this englandshire and i always seem to get caught out with big supermarket opening hours. In the frozen north 24 hours opening means that they are open 24 hours but I always forget that 24 hours in England means you have to check the opening hours. Catches me out every year and you would think I would learnπŸ˜ƒ Haggis
  10. We are enjoying a leisurely trip into Liverpool - we go down the locks tomorrow and we have noticed signs we are not aware of elsewhere. On some bridges there is a sign along the lines of winding hole ahead. At first we thought this meant that there was a winding hole just through the bridge but not so. It can be up to a mile away . Seems a bit unnecessary signage. The other signs which amused as are ones about portage and warning that there is a swing bridge ahead and giving a " distance in minutes. Some of the signs are about 10 feet from the bridge and if whoever is on a boat needing carried hadn't seen the bridge by that time perhaps they should visit Specsavers .πŸ˜ƒ Are there a lot of boats needing portage on this canal or is this another bright Idea from C&RT? Haggis
  11. Nice and quiet on the way into Liverpool and the towpath footfall looks "normal". And the sun is shining. Haggis
  12. haggis

    Wigan

    No,all paddles were in operation today and there were notices there and at poolstock to use all paddles due to leakage. Haggis
  13. haggis

    Wigan

    We are looking forward to it. We have been to Edonian village a couple of times but you couldn't get down the locks then. Haggis
  14. haggis

    Wigan

    Thank you for the info. Glad it is not going to jest be residential Haggis
  15. haggis

    Wigan

    That's another good thing. It isn't raining in Wigan today πŸ˜ƒ
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