As predicted we spent two nights at Roaches Lock, the weather forecast was right and we had another day of rain yesterday. We have realised how lucky we are that Morgana has a shallow draught. Other boats that moored close to us couldn't get all the way into the bank because i it is so shallow.
The rain continues to cause problems, the Aire and Calder and the Calder and Hebble have been closed since last Friday and now the Hudderfield Narrow is closed, luckily for us on the east side so it doesn't affect us. The notice of the stoppage isn't promising as the canal is blocked by debris and there is no indication of when they hope to get it open!
We continued our journey, partly in sunshine as far as Bywith Lock, which is about a mile from Stalybridge. Only a short journey but I seem to have picked up a bit of a cold so that was enough for me today.
Today's journey 2.7 miles, 6 locks and 1 tunnel
So far this year we have travelled 464.4 miles, 358 locks, 43 swing bridges, 2 lift bridges and 15 tunnels
In 2011 we travelled 461.4 miles, 444 locks, 3 swing bridges, 34 lift bridges and 15 tunnels
During 2010 we travelled 740.3 miles, 642 locks, 53 swing bridges, 4 lift bridges and 25 tunnels
Since Ray retired we have travelled 1666.1 miles 1444 locks, 99 swing bridges, 40 lift bridges and 55tunnels