Photo-a-Day (Tuesday, 10th April, 2012)
Nice one Mick.I Think the bike makes the picture.
How long have you had a bike Mick?
Nice clear shot. The bike was used the other day. Pity no names can be seen on the bike, as you could get commission from the makers.
Ernie Ive had a bike about 10 years.
We had a grwat trip up the Wigan Flight of locks. it was a sunny Sunday afternoon & there were lots of people there, as I was doing the locking, I had some lovely conversations. Lovely photo.
Nice one H. Good to see you're still keeping yourself fit! I bet you could still do Gathurst Viaduct!!
Mick, you surprise me !! I think you`re having me on !!
Good pic, Mick.
Lovely shot. The propped-up bike makes me think of Howard and Marina!
Made me laugh that comment Irene, Mick'll be stopped from going on his jaunts if his wife reads it.
When I look down there I can see in my mind the cottages that were along there, and the old man who always seemed to be stood outside watching the world go by.
maggie at 10:32, surely you didn`t go thro` all the 23 locks on a sunday afternoon? For some photo`s of the flight refer:- http://www.wiganman.co.uk/Content/galleries/Wigan_Flight.htmly
I used to go down ther every morning going to work
I remember the houses down there on the right ,
yes, we did, when you have done a few flights, you soon learn how to use your energy. You lean on the lock bar while the water is moving, when it is ready, you feel it give a little & then it is just a matter of a push using very little energy. Couldn't do it now of course.
Am I missing something? Maggie at 10.32 says she was doing the locking and then at 10.08 says she could not do it now. When exactly did she do the locking. I recall being an unpaid locking helper in 1935.
maggie at 10.08 on 11th April: are you in the Guiness book of Records for this feat? What`s the record time from entering the first lock and leaving the 23rd lock on the Wigan Flight?
I am sorry that I was misunderstood. We did the Wigan Flight several years ago when we were hale & hearty. There is no chance of my ever doing that again, especially with a blind husband at the tiller - no, he hadn't lost his sight then.