First thing this morning pulled over to Bridgewater Marina for diesel and a couple of other items,while there Ray and Diane pulled up on NB Ferndale for similar,on their way up to Lancaster Canal.Had a cuppa and a bite of Diane's banana bread,tasty.Good to catch up and know you'll have great weather for the Ribble Link. Dave is the man to see at Bridgewater, Excellent service, diesel prices and goes the extra mile at no extra cost.
Only travelled a mile and half to Worsley and what a picturesque setting around the Delph where the underground mining for stone to build the Bridgewater Canal took place.Parked up and went for a walk to check out some local history all about 500 metres from our mooring.
propelled by people on their backs pushing off tunnel roof with feet, Started 1754.
This little house was about twice the size of the picture.Canal in background is that colour cos, the water and iron is still flowing out of tunnels.
Opposite our mooring this boat house was built 1851 to house a royal barge used for Queen Victoria's visit.
1760 building,the steps in front is where boats pulled up to load passengers for trips to Manchester, Warrington and Runcorn.
Guess whats cooking?? Sante biscuits,,Wicked..
Hit the cut tomorrow and clock up a few K's, now going to clock up a few ZZZZZZsssssss...