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Feb 10, 2018 - Half way (Rishton 53º46.19N 2º25.18W)

We passed the half way marker between Leeds and Liverpool today. It was blowing a gale when we left this morning and we had some trouble holding the boat while opening the first swing gate. The wind calmed down after about an hour which made it much easier to control. These are the Aspen Coke Ovens - the remains of Beehive ovens used for making coke. The only remains of the coal industry in this area. The town we are in, Rishton, was a Saxon village, the first place to weave calico in 1764. Here we had a chuckle - Walmsley is my...

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Feb 9, 2018 - Clayton-Le-Moors 53º46.44N 2º21.49W

Today dawned bright and beautiful So we set off only to be thwarted by a low bridge and had to stop to lower the wheelhouse. It was quite breezy going so as soon as we had gone through the 2 bridges we found the first available mooring site and stopped. Once settled and all intact again we went for a stroll which took us through St. Mary's Burial Ground. They fitted a lot of family members into this grave!!! The earliest death we could find was in the 1830's. very interesting.

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Feb 7, 2018 - fruzzed in!!

The weather bureau got it right for once And it snowed for most of yesterday, then the canal froze and it was -3º overnight. The magpies didn't seem to care though And it didn't stop people walking along the towpath. Tony is tickled by some of the road signs - this one in particular, he says it looks like a little old lady picking the pockets of the old fellow in front!!

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Feb 5, 2018 - Here we go again (53º47.2277N 2º16.5895W) Rose Grove

We've made it to the white wall!!! will we see the white walkers on the other side??ha ha. (Now we'll see who watches Game of Thrones) Another tunnel - not happy Jan!! This tunnel is a lot shorter than the last one with just a tad more room (about 6 inches!) Happy to be at the end. at least I didn't get dripped on and soaking wet this time. The Pussy Willow is blooming - Easter must be just around the corner. They've had easter eggs and hot cross buns in the supermarkets since New Years Day!! We had a bit of trouble manouvering...

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Feb 4, 2018 - Coppers everywhere!!

On our trip to return the rental car yesterday the traffic was mad and there were police everywhere. The horse boxes were parked behind the shopping centre But, of course, it was Saturday and there was a football match on - Burnley v Manchester City. The whole Police force must have been present in and around the town. The car rental fella was telling us that there are only 2000 "away" seats available and they leave quite a gap between the Home seats and the away seats to avoid any confrontation between the 2 sides!!! They are just...

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Feb 1, 2018 - Snow again

A light dusting of snow covered the boat when we arose, and the nearby hills were white. We rented a car today and went off to get a few things, then went to Skipton for lunch with the intention of going to the market - but I got my days mixed up and the market was yesterday (or tomorrow!). Not to worry, we'll find one tomorrow somewhere. Then we drove to Malham, had a walk around the village and then drove up across the top of Malham Tarn. Spectacular views all around. Had to be aware of the wandering sheep. This cave looks...

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Jan 31, 2018 - Hail, rain & shine !!!!!! 53º47.134N 2º14.508W

What a day!! Nice views of the surrounding countryside, lots of unexplained articles floating just under the water so we don't see them until we drive over them (logs, shopping trolleys etc), then the roof had to come down (twice - as we put it back up after the bridge not expecting any more, silly billys), and while the windows were down we had rain, sleet and snow in short, sharp showers followed by periods of sunshine!! a bit like Melbourne really only colder!!!!!!! We're now in Burnley for a few days. We're renting a car...

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Jan 30, 2018 - A long, tiring day

Yesterday was so windy there were whitecaps on the reservoir!!! We nearly got blown away trying to walk along the path. But we made it into Colne and passed the house where the bandmaster on the Titanic once lived. Today was long and tiring - we started by filling up with water which took nearly an hour and a half, pressure was dribbly!! Then we had 7 locks to operate. And we are now going down hill. So 2 hours later we were at the bottom of the locks and then made our way to the nearest Morrisons supermarket where they had a...

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Jan 28, 2018 - Time to Drop the Roof

The Foulridge tunnel was always going to be a bit of a squeeze, just how much was a bit of a surprise, if surprise is the best word for it. Looking at the entrance there is a hanging height gauge, which is well down from the top of the tunnel. In fact its under the traffic lights.............Why is this so?? The answer became obvious when we were in about 500 meters.... It gets smaller!! Over time there have been repairs conducted. They have sprayed a coating of concrete onto the inside wall effectively making the tunnel smaller. At the...

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Jan 27, 2018 - Hi Ho Hi Ho over the fields we go

Over the fields for a short cut into Barrowford, a bit breezy and a light shower or two Here are some random pics of the town. This place is a bit more "upmarket" than the last few places we've been. Larger houses and more exclusive shops. The streets have some nice garden planter boxes and the place is a lot cleaner than some. We spotted some of these witch signs around the place and went into the tourist information place to find out more about it. The Pendle Hill witches are apparently quite famous and there have been many...

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Jan 26, 2018 - The Tunnel 53º51.4372N 2º11.52017W

Phew- that was something we don't want to go through again!!!! We had the wheel house apart and ready to go Then the roof was lowered Lights went green and off we went. A bit daunting but we could see the other end so were more or less assured we would get through in one piece!! It seemed to go on forever. Lots of water dripping on us, and, at times, we gently scraped the side of the wall. No room to manouver in there. Tiny pin prick of light looking back at the start. Then we were out the other side - breathing a sigh of...

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Jan 25, 2018 - Foulridge 53º52.500N 2º10.1768W

Another short leg this morning Never seen spotty sheep like these before. We are moored just before the Foulridge tunnel by the old Lime Kiln, in preparation for going through tomorrow. The entry is controlled by trafffic lights as the tunnel is 1.5 km long. I'm not looking forward to the passage being somewhat claustrophobic, but looking through it I could see light at the end! The lights are green at this end for 10 minutes at the start of the hour and we will need to have the wheel house down, so if it's not raining in the morning...

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