Tuesday 24t April 2012
We were unsure about spending the Sunday night in Blackburn as it doesn't present a good face to the passer by. However it wasn't too bad. We were woken at about 03.00 by a party of very loud revellers who were larking about on a plastic boat which had been moored near to us. They took it for a short blast down the water and spent most of the time yelling to each other, but this only lasted about 30 minutes and all was quiet again.
Monday was spent moored up at Eanam Wharf, we took the opportunity to do some shopping and I had my eyes tested and ordered a new pair of glasses from Boot's. They will be ready in about a weeks time and have said they can send them on to any Boot's shop near to where we are at the time, so we'll probably pick them up in Liverpool.
On the move again today. We set off from Eanam Wharf heading for the 7 Burnley locks. As I've mentioned before this bit of canal is pretty filthy, the locals seem to think the canal is their own personal rubbish tip. The consequences of this is the amount of rubbish I have to remove from around the propeller. Once again I was diving into the weed hatch to remove said c**p and I couldn't open one of the lock gates fully because there was a pallet trapped behind it
Having done the locks we plodded along the canal as it wound through some pleasant places, finally deciding to stop at a little hamlet called Riley Green, just the other side of the bridge from the boat yard.http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Riley+Green,+UK&hl=en&ll=53.720685,-2.571273&spn=0.001724,0.005284&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=37.735377,86.572266&oq=riley&t=h&hnear=Riley+Green,+Lancashire,+United+Kingdom&z=18
The picture is an interesting sculpture we found at the service yard half way down the Burnley locks. It's not me after dieting!