If the route north through the Bridgewater Canal is cleared in time, many more boaters will be planning to make the crossing of the Ribble Estuary to take a look at the Lanky. About three years ago we made the trip and I made a few videos about the preparation needed, the crossing, the canal and the return journey.
Drama was the hallmark of our return journey when we felt very grateful for an anchor and boating friends
The videos were originally produced for Towpath Talk.
Please note these videos were shot hand-held, on a small camera, whilst trying to steer a boat so this is not broadcast-quality work.