Retrospective post for Tuesday 5th August.
|Most of the locks are deep, and many leak badly.|
However, as we found we had very little milk, breakfast consisted of cheese and Marmite rolls, with coffee. The canal was attractive towards Wigan, with large flashes on both sides of the canal. We probably could have moored here safely, especially as we had spurned the pub the night before.
|It is a very large climb at Wigan, as the distant view makes clear.|
|Some have more elaborate tail bridges.|
|Slow but steady progress up the 21 locks at Wigan|
|It leaks so badly you'll never open the gates unless you do!|
|Reason why signs like the one above are necessary.|
|Typical reason why many ground paddles don't work|
|Johnson's Hillock - tackled at the end of the day|
|Possibly the least effective lock repair ever done?|
|Johnson's Hillock locks were much easier than those at Wigan.|
Dover Lock Inn to Johnson's Hillock
Miles: 15.5 (Chalice), 0 (Sickle), Locks 29
Total Miles: 447.0, Locks: 229