Friday 25th May 2012
And it gets even hotter! We've had a fairly long day again. At the first lock we caught up with a pair, and once again we were on our own. The difference from yesterday was that they were a bit on the clueless side. At the next lock we found that one of the pair had dropped out, but the other had gone through alone. A few minutes later while we waited for the lock to cycle for us the other boat came along saying that they had stopped just to get rid of the boat in front because they were so fed up with their d***ing around. Jolly good, it looks like we have a pair. We went through the lock together and headed for the next. When we got there, there was no sign of our 'partner' so we waited, as is the fashion, and no one turned up so we went through. With my "grumpy old man hat on" I think they could have let us know they were stopping for lunch before the next lock.
Just before we entered Wigan we stopped on the side near a big Asda and did a shop for salad style foods. We then carried on into Wigan itself, where we've moored up near the BW offices again. We can't actually get on the secure mooring because it's full but we've pegged out next door.