This is just a quick update to get me back into the habbit of updating my diary.
Today I have taken "Gemma Joy" down to St Mary's Marina to buy gas and diesel, and on Monday I will be setting off on my 2012 cruise so will be doing regular updates.
So the plan......On 4 April I am booked to go down The Liverpool Link, this will be the second time I have taken "Gemma Joy" into Liverpool. I will be staying in Liverpool for 12 days and during that time plan to do some research on my Family Tree as my Grandfather was originally from Liverpool.
After Liverpool I will set off to do the complete length of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal about 120 miles and loads of locks including 26 at Wigan and the famous Bingley five. After Leeds I will go on The Aire and Calder Navigation and onto The River Aire. Then onto River Ouse to York. I will then make my way back to join The Rochdale Canal to Manchester.
Wow I am worn out just thinking about it. I tried to count the number of Locks but stopped at 200 incase I changed my mind!!!
I did try and do the trip to York in 2007 but had to turn back just before Leeds due to flooding (Those were the days)