An interesting (and slightly surprising) comment from reader Laurie Williams regarding my query regarding yesterday’s post and the possibility about a canal junction once existing at Parbold. Laurie suggested I research “Parbold Graving Dock”. It appears this was originally planned as a canal junction with a canal heading towards Leyland. Well I didn’t know where Leyland was on the map and had to look. The canal was never built and the start at Parbold was converted into a large graving dock and wharf.
So Leyland is more than a model of truck Would I be correct in assuming the plan was for the canal to Leyland to connect to the Lancaster Canal?
Oh… my surprise about the comment from Laurie is that he is in far west New South Wales. I might have expected a comment from a local, but a comment from almost outback Australia!
This morning Jan and I walked into Wigan to collect the last of our mail. Whilst she did the important task I took photos in the hope one might be reasonable.
We had a late departure and by 1pm I was feeling hungry. We’d made a large quantity of piklets two days ago so I decided to eat a few before they went mouldy. Unfortunately we are currently carrying a large male rodent and when I opened the home baking tin I found……
I should have drowned him at birth.
It was an uneventful cruise to Plank Lane where there is a small boating community. No doubt due to the services, proximity of shops and the car park.
There is a new housing sub-division under construction here. It looks like every home will have solar panels.
There’s a large open area of water beside the lift bridge which looks like it might be a marina someday. I went for a walk after dinner and that day may be getting closer as this banner was tied to the boundary fence.
There is a plan of the marina here.
I do wonder how long it will be before this boat is sunk. I’ve gone from being sad to annoyed about sunken boats. So many of them seem to be abandoned yoghurt pots. This one isn’t displaying a licence or boat number. I guess it will be CRT who eventually pays to cost of removing it.