Monthly Archives: June 2015

Stalked on Gordon’s Birthday!

It was Gordon’s 63rd birthday yesterday. We don’t make a lot of fuss about birthdays but it’s always a good excuse for a meal at a nice pub! We’d had plenty of time in Burscough to check out the local … Continue reading

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Back in the system!

Last Wednesday it was time for us to say goodbye to the Lancaster Canal, make our way across the Ribble Link and back to the real world on the main canal system! We had seventeen days but it wasn’t really … Continue reading

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To Blackpool by Charabanc

When we left Preston we had a few days left before we were due to leave the Lancaster so we headed back up to Garstang where we caught the bus to Blackpool. We were thinking of taking the lift up the … Continue reading

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Preston – a gig at the other end of the Lancaster Canal

When we left Glasson we had to rush down to the very urbanised Preston end of the Lancaster Canal. We’d have gone here anyway – just to say we’d travelled the length of the canal – but we probably wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Glorious weather in Glasson

We kept our eye on the weather very carefully last week because we were going down to Glasson Basin and, according to everyone we’ve talked to, you really don’t want to do that if there’s a strong wind. As it turned out we … Continue reading

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Over the Lune and into Lancaster

Last Monday the weather was glorious and I walked from Hest Bank to the Lune Aqueduct in order to be able to take a few photos of the aqueduct. Got a selfie on the aqueduct before the boat turned up. … Continue reading

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A breezy Sunday in Morecambe

When you moor at Hest Bank you’re about as close to the ‘seaside’ as you’re going to get on any canal in the country. Ten minutes walk from the mooring and we were looking across Morecambe Bay. Just a three mile stroll along … Continue reading

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Ambling around Ambleside

Almost everyone we talked to, who had been on the Lancaster Canal, had advised us to take the 555 bus and venture into the Lake District. The bus goes from Lancaster all the way up to Keswick through some incredible countryside, but you … Continue reading

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Tewitfield – the terminus of the Lancaster Canal (for now)

Yesterday we made it to the terminus of the Lancaster Canal at Tewitfield. The course of the canal actually continues past here and the Lancaster Canal Trust’s plans to make it navigable to Kendal are well underway although they probably won’t come … Continue reading

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An incredible day at Leighton Moss Nature Reserve

As planned we headed off today to visit the RSPB nature reserve at Leighton Moss in Silverdale. After a ‘brief encounter’ with the clock on Carnforth Station… …we took the train to ‘Sunny Silverdale’ and it lived up to its name. The … Continue reading

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