And I thought Ian's idea of doing 20 miles, 4 swing bridges and a tunnel all before lunch, madness! We did leave by 6.45am but the thought of moored boats slowing us down didn't even enter Ian's head. He must have had second sight though, because surprised, surprise hardly any along this section up to Barrowford. So a steady 3.5mph was achieved nearly the whole way. Of course stopping to do the swing bridges slowed us down and our Nicholson showed there to be four. Turns out only three needed operating as the forth was already open. This amused me somewhat as he had already set off on foot to do bridge number 4. Note to oneself, amend the Nicholson!
|Never mind Ian the walk did you good.|
|Still the usual shopping trolleys|
|Coronation street comes to mind.|
|Within hours of this photo we had rain.|
|The halfway point.|
|Opps looks like the patio collapsed.|
|This 'egg pod' seen on the approach to Burnley embankment. Have no idea what it's function is.|
|Possibly a floating dry dock|
And the wildlife, yep it's that time of year!