Sunday 19 October

A breezy morning with lots of leaves …

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We left Crooke and headed for Wigan.   We were relieved to see plenty of water in the pound near the stadium and passed through Wigan locks on our own.   We met a boat coming up at the last lock which meant that I didn’t have to fill it before we could enter.   The last two locks on the Leigh Branch leak quite a bit and the gates are heavy and hard to open.   Thankfully there were plenty of walkers and bikers around who lent their weight to opening them.

Leaving Wigan behind

Leaving Wigan behind

We made it to Plank Lane, filled up with water, and moored up to take advantage of the breeze to dry the washing, before the rain arrived.

Plank Lane Bridge

     Plank Lane Bridge

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Rainbow warning of rain to come at Plank Lane Marina

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