Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Deserting the Leeds and Liverpool

     A few days ago a couple came up to us in the car park here at Tattenhall Marina to ask us about the cost of electricity here as they were looking to move from their current marina and whilst travelling the area to look at prospective new moorings they had heard that these charges differed considerably between marinas.   We told them that we considered the charges here to be reasonable and asked them where they were moving from. 
     "The Leeds and Liverpool" we were told, as they were "fed-up with the lack of water" and that the "situation was getting worse each year". They had cancelled their summer trip to York because they were concerned that they would not be able to return to their home mooring when they needed to.
     I have also read somewhere very recently (sorry I can't remember where now) that there are some boats moored on the L&L that can only cruise a 6/7 mile stretch between closed locks (albeit a very scenic stretch)!
     Very difficult times for them.

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