It was over thirty years ago that I last made my way through the Wigan flight, but we have done it again today. Wow, what a difference 30 years makes. It is now well turned out, rubbish free and nearly all the gear works. I know there are issues with vandals and boaters emptying bits or all of the flight down but today there was plenty of water and we completed our run down to the Leigh Branch in 3 hours 50 minutes, even with some hold ups, so not bad. As you can gather I am quite impressed with it and it is a welcome addition to our routes.
Down toward the Manchester ship canal now and a passage over the top of it.