The forecast dire and wet day did not really materialise although we did have rain to begin with. However by mid morning it was dry so we decided to make the trip to Tarleton. We went into the marina on the left just after the last lock to buy a new gas cylinder and fuel. Although no rain it was quite windy so the entrance and mooring up was quite interesting and needed a bit of wellie......
Diesel 57p and declare our own split for tax and a good book swap so it was worth the effort.
Gentle cruise up with no other boats around and it gets much narrower when you join the course of the old river Douglas
Little spots of interest but this one a bit gloomy
Far more interesting(enlarge the picture)
There was plenty of space on the visitor moorings when we arrived but they were not what we were expecting. They are in an industrial setting and although we have a patch of grass Barnaby cannot avail himself of his favourite pastime of sitting on the bank as there are lots of vans etc on the adjacent road.
Having thought we were the only boat in the world all day we found there were plenty here at Tarleton.
We were expecting a huge lock as this was the start of our next big adventure(I don't want adventure!) but once again not what we expected...just a normal lock.