Friday, 28 August 2009

In to Lancashire.

Since Monday we have had no Internet connection, no mobile phone signal and very little television.
So to bring you upto date. Tuesday we moved to Salterforth,Calling at Barnoldsworth on the way. It is a nice little town with a good collection of shops. Somewhere we passed into Lancashire but we were unsure exactly where.At Salterforth we found a nice mooring,next to the Anchor Inn.In the evening we walked round the village,then played Scrabble. On Wednesday we then found out we were next to a wasps nest. That explained why I had been swatting alot,however,we stayed another night. We had voice mails from Gill and Pamela and no signal on Marlenes phone and no credit on mine. When we walked to a pay phone in the village it only took phone cards. In the end we walked to the village of Earby,(just over the hill)to get credit on my phone. Arriving at the shop Marlene suddenly found she had a signal,the wonders of technology.
Thursday we went to Foulridge where we met up with Gill and Duncan for the day.on our way we passed a sign welcoming us to Lancashire,which was strange because Barnoldsworth and Salterforth are in Lancashire.There are very few shops in Foulridge,though it has a lovely cafe/bar on the wharf.
This morning we set off toward Foulridge Tunnel in pouring rain. The lights that control entry to the tunnel were at red. Unfortunately there is no notice to explain how the system worked. We waited,at 10 o clock they changed to green,we were on our way through.The tunnel is 1,640yds long and took us about 20mins.We continued in rain down seven locks,dropping 69ft 3ins.We shared the work with another couple,who moored up at the bottom while we carried on.Doing our shopping in Nelson we then had lunch before continuing on through Burnley to Hapton where we stopped for the night.

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