|Taken from the shelter of the railway bridge, Burscough Mill is now apartment like so many others|
|Chris and Smudge sheltered in the Cratch whilst we cruised on|
|Passing through one of 4 swing bridges today, thankfully all now automatically operated by the press of a button.|
By 11am we came into Parbold. The wind was now getting up and the enjoyment of cruising was quickly ebbing away. We made the decision to stop in Parbold for the night to see out the weather. Tomorrow's forecast looks even worse with a lot stronger winds due. We may stay put for a couple of days until it passes. No sense in struggling if there is no need.
Chris wanted to call into the butchers here so took herself off into the village. On the way she passed this ornate looking building once a bank now a trendy clothes shop.
|Ornate bank now a clothes shop|
Total distance:3.38 miles Elapsed time:1h50m14s Locks:0 Bridges:10
Average speed:1.84 mph (1.84 lock/mph)
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