Now we are on our way back to Acton Bridge. Once again we pass Plank Lane Lift Bridge. This time there is another boat in front of us. They do the bridge (also for the first time) but now the screen on the terminal must be hard to read because of the sun.

Our amount of milk in the fridge is running low, so when we see a sign for a farm shop we stop at Astley Green, and although I’m the skipper today, I also walk to the farm shop, while Lawrance prepares lunch. On my shopping list: milk, bread, newspaper and mushrooms. But since milk, bread and newspapers don’t grow on a field I get back to the boat with only mushrooms. And when I think of it, they don’t grow on a field either…

Moored up for (home made) lunch

Moored up for (home made) lunch

After lunch I have to negotiate the 90° bend in Worsley and the Barton Swing Aqueduct. No problem whatsoever for me…

Old Linotype Works at Broadheath

Old Linotype Works at Broadheath

At Broadheath we pass the old Linotype Works and after that we moor up for the night at The Kings Ransom in Sale. We have a chat with Dave Devonport, a Boat Safety Examiner, about our future boat, and then it’s time for the usual: drink and supper. It’s my turn again to pay for supper, but this time they don’t accept my card. Strange, because two days ago I actually did pay with my card here…

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