We met Joe and Lil at the bottom of the Wigan flight and at the second lock the BW man was around and he offered to go ahead and set the locks for us!!
That never happens when we are on our own.
Half way up we met Perewinkle the hotel boat coming down and another BW guy went on ahead to open the rest of the gates to the top. We did it in 3 1/2 hrs.
After saying thank you and goodbye to Lil and Joe we went on to one of our favourite spots up here, opposite the golf course at Haigh Hall. The views across the valley are spectacular.
I slept for 2 1/2 hrs in the afternoon (poor old thing!) and then went to bed at night listening to the frogs croaking their mating calls.
This sign was found on the 2nd lock on the flight. It says Water Saving Tip 4 - so there must be more. Can't wait.
A decoupage card. red swirly panel on white card, yellow dressed lady decoupaged onto yellow card with the edges scalloped. Blue gems in had and for earrings and a blue ribbon across the bottom of the topper. Then, three more gems in the bottom right hand corner.