Well, it was a bit more exciting today, it was dry and that means it was more of a holiday day. First, I took him for his walk, no dramas and I met a horse.
Back at my long kennel I was the only one that had breakfast. He was anxious to get moving and was to have his, a bacon sandwich on the hoof sounds very odd.!
We wanted to descend Bosley Locks today, twelve of them and they were still several miles away and as there are no stopping places once started they must be finished whatever the weather.
Dry weather is important, none of us want a repeat of yesterday and the weather forecast is offering a bit of everything today.
With a dry start my bearded one fired up my engine at 08:00 and was disappointed to hear my drive belt whistling at him. This was an indication that it was too loose and had to be fixed – but not by him.
Happily we were to shortly pass a marina and here there was a friendly mechanic who did the job and also removed a redundant alternator (another story).
We were by now a bit behind schedule but the weather continued to look promising for a spell and we pressed on.
We made it to the top lock by 3:30 in good weather. From here on it was great fun. I had a lovely time for the next two hours helping my long haired one operate the twelve locks of the Bosley flight. I met lots of friends and had such fun. We made it to the bottom lock and our mooring with only a few drops of rain which were of no consequence.
Snug in our kennel for the night we fear the forecast for tomorrow is pretty grim and so we feel well pleased with our progress today.
My photos: a picture of one of the bottom locks.