Didn’t really cover a lot of ground today.
What I did discover is that you need an ‘anti-vandal’ or British Waterways Handcuff Key.
Locks on the Leigh Branch of the Leeds and Liverpool
Have the handcuff key, or anti-vandal key fitted throughout the city.
It’s a small square fitting. You basically put it into the lock housing and it releases the paddle.
Without these, you won’t be able to turn the paddles and you won’t be going anywhere.
Luckily due to the queuing at Plank Lane Bridge, I was in convoy so it wasn’t a problem.
Plank Lane Bridge
Had a problem with the counterweight and I was sitting here from 10:00 to 14:00.
More about that in the video.
Passing through Wigan
Seems a nice town, if a little run down, but there’s a lot of character in the buildings, just no money.
Weather – rain
All day until 18:00.
Couldn’t take pictures.
I did make the video, but that was all I could manage.
Day 8 – Map
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