The weather is beautiful again, blue sky and warm enough to not need a coat. The journey to Greenfield only took 2 hours and all 5 locks were set for us. The very shallow approach at Lock 19W that we had been warned about wasn't too bad but the amount of silt coming down the by-wash could soon become a real problem if BW don't do some spot dredging soon. We arrived at Frenches Wharf Marina and were given a warm welcome by the manager John who confirmed that we are indeed the first boat to come up from Stalybridge so far this year. This is a brand new purpose built marina but there are only 8 other boats here and with no real pontoons to speak of they can't really accommodate many more. Tesco is right next door so no doubt we'll be stocking up again before we leave on Wednesday.
|going into the marina|