He sells it from his old Leeds and Liverpool barge.
When we came past a couple of weeks ago, the sign said Diesel 83p a litre, but he was waiting for a delivery so we said we would call again on the way back. Today it was 88p a litre. Grrrrrr...... we needed about 180 litres!
As we got to the first lock, along came nb Sally behind us and we locked through to Wigan with them and down onto the Leigh branch too.
Nothing much to see, perhaps not what you'd expect. It is in fact just the end of a tramway where the trucks would be tipped up to empty their goods into the waiting boats.
On one of the locks I noticed the old lock number carved into the stone with the newer BW plaque above. Not sure how it could have been 23! Even counting from Liverpool rather than from Leeds, I only make it 9! Or maybe it isn't a lock number at all! Perhaps somone will be able to explain.
14 miles, 6 locks, 1 swing bridge