It's a better place to be!

Rosie's movements - 1999...

I had booked Rosie in to dry dock at Worsley (on the Bridgewater Canal near
Manchester) for the end of April. She needed to have her bottom blacked and I wanted her top and sides re-painting.
I left Kildwick in March and slowly made my way through Burnley, Blackburn, Chorley and Wigan before reaching Worsley on the 24th of April.
Having been worked on for three weeks, Rosie looked a complete honey when she came out of dock. I had got Doug Moore to do the work and he made an excellent job as one would expect from Doug.
I then had a lovely fortnight before set of towards Middlewich to start a weeks holiday. My plan was to cruise to Chester but I only made it as far as Beeston (The Dysart Arms at Bunbury proved very difficult to get passed!) before
turning round and heading back to Middlewich.
I left Middlewich to spend July in Manchester and Leigh before heading back to Middlewich at the beginning of August.
I had set myself a modest challenge of doing the Four Counties Ring (110 miles and 100 locks from my start point) during a weeks holiday. I did it but never again! The trip served to remind me what boating is all about, slowing down and visiting pubs!
I was considering cruising back up to Skipton for the winter again but I decided that it would be far better to stay in the Northwich area as there is less chance of winter stoppages (there is only one lock between Middlewich and
Manchester) and therefore I would still be able to cruise during winter.
As such I spent most of the winter in The Old Broken Cross, Rudheath!

Total Miles 505 Total Locks 201 (Busy Year!)