Last Friday August the 5th Carol came down to have a couple of jobs done on her van. When we had done them we took the dog a walk while Jose made some dinner. By chance we visited Irlam Locks that is about a 15 minute walk from my house. What we did not expect to see was a ship coming into the locks because the new hydraulic lift road suspension bridge next to the M60 flyover had collapsed just 3 weeks before it was due to be opened. This then blocked the Manchester Ship Canal completely and no ships could get past either way. This meant goods going to Trafford park and Salford all had to be shipped by road. Unfortunately one ship was trapped on the Salford side of the blockage and had to stay in dock for the three months it took to move the collapsed new high level hydraulic bridge. I should imagine the ships owners would be paid a very large compensation for the time holed up. I bet the crew will be glad to escape our summer at last, has one of them said it was heading for Spain but did not say which port. I took a few photos for anybody interested in it.
Sorry it says the forum has exceeded its attachment limit, so could not put any photos up. Vern action needed. .... Tom ....
kernowjon: Hi we nearly always freecamp - old age pension gives loads of leisure time but too little money to pay camp site fees. The van has solar panel, large water tank So we are pretty self sufficient. Jon
Nov 18, 2016 20:22:15 GMT
daven: HAPPY BIRTHDAY VERN !
Dec 11, 2016 11:49:04 GMT
molly2: Doom and gloom ordered a new conservatory roof ,the 30 odd year old company folded 4 days before delivery, it's ok to laugh .
Jan 14, 2017 13:53:49 GMT
casba: Thank you for adding me - we have just bought a new Renault Traffic Campervan and are looking forward to using it for Day Trips and other adventures this summer. This is our first van and we are pensioners so intend taking it slowly and enjoyable
Jan 17, 2017 14:58:57 GMT
molly2: Good news hope you have fun bazz
Jan 17, 2017 20:16:52 GMT
dougdeville: Very quiet here these days?
Jan 22, 2017 13:18:48 GMT
molly2: S A D is getting me down is their a cure etc
Jan 22, 2017 22:52:21 GMT
dougdeville: SAD lights apparently, I have one but beer is best.
Jan 23, 2017 0:12:49 GMT
Is it spring yet, dormouse?: BOO! Hope everyone's keeping warm wherever you are. Belated Happy New Year peeps x
Jan 29, 2017 12:30:47 GMT
molly2: A weekend at buxworth with a couple of beers helped
Jan 30, 2017 22:31:25 GMT
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