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larrysanders

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  1. 21 hours ago, Goliath said:

    Audlem’s lovely. 
     I can’t resist buying a couple of books from the Mill each time I pass. 
     

    There’s a decent book swop in the service block when you get to Norbury. 
     

    So you’re yet to do the Tyrley flight?

    Enjoy, it’s all pretty along there. 
     

    I can’t remember, is it from there that it’s lock free til Weeton Aston? 18 mile. 

     

    21 hours ago, Goliath said:

    Audlem’s lovely. 
     I can’t resist buying a couple of books from the Mill each time I pass. 
     

    There’s a decent book swop in the service block when you get to Norbury. 
     

    So you’re yet to do the Tyrley flight?

    Enjoy, it’s all pretty along there. 
     

    I can’t remember, is it from there that it’s lock free til Weeton Aston? 18 mile. 

    yes lock free for 17 to 18 miles 

  2. 4 hours ago, Wanderer Vagabond said:

    I've just used it and, whilst the 'loading' circle comes up, you can still click over the options and it will continue to plan your route.

    thanks you're right.  weird that the loading circle just doesn't go away.  doesn't normally do this. 

  3. Hi I'm trying to plan a journey / route and site seems to be endlessly loading?  I've tried on a couple of laptops so I know it's the site - and not my computer.  Anyone else had problems recently ?    It happens when you put in your starting destination.  

  4. Hi, 

     

    I'm currently waiting on lock down to be lifted and CRT to ease restrictions - so we can start making the second series of 'Canal Boat Diaries' with Robbie Cumming for BBCFOUR.  This years trip was meant to start at the beginning of April.  So I'm interested to know - will you start boating as soon as lock down is lifted - or will you wait a while?  Could it be a quieter summer on the canals?   Be interested to hear your thoughts.         

  5. 25 minutes ago, Captain Pegg said:

    Part of the confusion comes from the fact you will never traverse all the Lapworth locks in a single passage since locks 20 and 21 are parallel and on diverging routes.

     

    There’s no doubt that lock 2 is the top lock of the Lapworth upper flight and lock 27 is the bottom lock of Lapworth lower flight. So there is a maximum of 26 locks in the flight but as above you would only traverse 25 when travelling the length of the Stratford Canal. We can therefore say that 24 is definitely not correct.

     

    To suggest there are only 18 requires lock 20 to be considered as not being part of the Lapworth flight (and that it’s a solitary lock called Kingswood lock). That’s pretty meaningless from a boater’s perspective given it’s proximity to lock 19.

     

    So from the boaters’ perspective it’s either 6, 19 or 25 depending on your route but as recently discussed by the handful of remaining active members still interested in discussing canals the designation of flight names probably had more to do with how the canal company managed the flight than it did with the experience of the boater.

     

    JP

    Hi many thanks for this - so we're sticking to the Stratford - so how many on this route?  25?  

  6. 12 minutes ago, Pie Eater said:

    I live in Wigan and am struggling to answer your questions.

     

    As Nicknorman suggested moor in the pound with the dry dock and then walk through the Trencherfield Mill car park on to Wallgate and turn right towards the town.

     

    The only place I can suggest you look at is Wigan Parish Church.

     

    The Wigan Pier site is being redeveloped at the moment so I would just sail through slowly and have a look.

    Thanks for your reply.  We're actually filming.  Does this mean Wigan Pier is covered in scaffold? :(  

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