Bird’s Wood

Mixed bag on the weather front today, we were either burning up in the hot sun or being drenched to the skin in extreme rain. It has now settled down to a dry night but there are ominous clouds building up all around us, correction it is raining again.

We arrived at Preston Brook Tunnel just before the allotted time slot for the southern passage, there were a few boats ahead of us as we waited for the half hour to strike so that we could make our way through.

At the other end we had to queue to go through the stop lock, it was difficult to tell which side was higher, there was only about an inch difference between the two levels and it was very strange emptying and filling this strange lock.

We are moored up near Bird’s wood in a very picturesque spot, a pleasant change after the urban sprawls of Liverpool and Manchester.

Men at work

Waiting to go through Preston Brook Tunnel

View from our current moorings

Swallows at rest

Trent and Mersey

Today we did 6.98 Miles, 1 Lock and 1 Tunnel

Statistics so far:-

1571.39 Miles, 892 Locks, 108 Swing Bridges, 66 Lift Bridges, 18 Tunnels


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