Trip Start Apr 02, 2012
67Trip End Oct 31, 2012
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On board Charis on towpath
I was a bit concerned about the 21 Locks in the Wigan flight but only a few of them were tricky. The flight took us 4 hours 15 minutes. The last 2 locks today were full length. I quite enjoyed them.
Saturday 28th - Pennington Flash
Had a fairly quiet day following yesterdays exertions. We have to get to Preston Brook by Wednesday so I can catch a train to London on 2nd. There are no locks to negotiate and Preston is not too far away so we can take things slowly for a couple of days
When we came to Leigh a few weeks ago we failed to get to church even though we set out to attend, for reasons described already. Today we decided to try Christ Church which is the other side of the canal in an area called Pennington. It was a family service and was very lively and topical; one of a series they are having throughout the summer holidays entitled, "on your marks". Today was about being a member of team Jesus and incorporated a game, a quiz and videos, familiar songs and a new one I might introduce to St Margarets when we get back. A very friendly and lively church that I think we will return to in the future.
We travelled down to Leigh early this morning, a matter of a few miles in time to get to church and moored where we moored last time we were here, next to Aldi. Bryan is off stocking up. Not sure what we are doing later as we have had several short heavy showers this morning and they still seem to be with us.