A fairly lazy morning ahead. We are only 4 miles from our destination with a couple of swing bridges to negotiate.
As we passed through Bursgough we admired this old mill, now converted into flats - sorry, apartments.
Away at 6.30 and ready to open the bridge an hour later. Unfortunately Crabtree Bridge did not want to play - the wedges had stuck and we had to call an engineer out. Two hours later he had it open and we resumed our passage.
The chap who lived opposite the pub was not impressed."when we had the wooden bridge, they came twice a year to remove the weeds and give it some grease. This broke down three times last week"
It seems that vehicles over the 7.5 tonne limit (what's wrong with an English ton?) damage the sensors.
By 11am Gecko was safely moored in her new home which is only 10 minutes by bus from Southport.