We were up at 6.30am and made our way to the water point at Plank Lane. It turned out to be a fast tap (or we just hadn't used a lot of water), and we were on our way by 7.00am.
It was a steady cruise through the countryside with the mist on the water and all the wildlife out to see.
We passed Abram and then got to the lakes at Ince Moss, before we got to our first lock for ages at Poolstock.
There were some good moorings for the town just through the first lock but we needed to plough on a bit. We passed the famous Wigan Pier which looked very run down, I'm sure someone will do something with this lovely piece of history.
We then reached Crooke with the Crooke Hall Inn pub, but we wasn't tempted to stop here as the moorings were in the trees..
We got to Gathurst lock which was rather pretty, even with its derelict locks close by..