Waited for the lock keeper to arrive this morning to unlock the paddles, luckily we managed to get permission to go through, but the two boats behind were going to be stuck there for awhile as they were closing the canal due to lack of water. We were told there was plenty of water as we were now going down towards Manchester, but that was not the case as there were severe shortage of water in some of the pounds and the only way to get moving was to let more water through the locks. Moored at Littleborough after a very wet cruise, hoping for a better day tomorrow.
Cautiously crossing the summit pound
Over the summit, now all down hill to Manchester
Doesn’t look like a water shortage as the lock over spills
The rain is a coming
The next pound looking alarmingly low
Didn’t get very far before getting grounded, luckily we did get moving again.