Gary Taylor

Gary Taylor

Coast to Coast Kayaking challenge

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[p]This years challenge Gary has been late in coming due to deciding what challenge to do, however it has now been decided to try and kayak coast to coast, this challenge came to light when my friend Danny Brooks wanted to do something for PINNT. Knowing I try new challenges each year to raise awareness and help raise some funds for PINNT, which this last year been hard on all charities.[/p][p]He mentioned about what he had in mind and if it was possible for me to join in which after discussing some issue with my dietitian and Nutricia Nurse on how to keep my tube clean, plus what food I may need along the way. [/p][p]All these worries seem to be all ok I then joined in on this challenge as it’s been over 35 years since I have been in a canoe and to try to go from coast to coast along the canal system would be a challenge, not only just kayaking anything up to 12-13 hours a day but having to get in and out of the canoe to get passed all the locks on route.[/p][p]I am looking at how to keep my button area clean in case I end up in the canal, you never know what will happen, if this does happen then at some point I will need dry clothes so what I have been told is to carry some spare clothes in a dry bag which will fit into a compartment within the canoe along with my food, water & medication.[/p][p][b]Below is the route we will be taking each day.[/b][/p][p][br][/p][p]This is calculated based on 6 full days travelling.[/p][p]Travel starts on Tuesday the 3rd of August, 2021 at Liverpool.[/p][p]On average each full day will be approximately 12 hours and 47 minutes travelling but some overnight stops have[/p][p]been moved to avoid unsuitable stopping places and this has affected the lengths of the days. The shortest day is[/p][p]11 hours and 58 minutes and the longest is 13 hours and 35 minutes (the maximum day-length is set at 12 hours).[/p][p] [/p][p][b][u]Tuesday 3rd of August, 2021[/u][/b] [First full day of trip] (sunrise is 5:27 AM, sunset is 9:05 PM)[/p][p]On the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Main Line - Liverpool to Wigan), at Crooke Underground Canal (two thirds of the way between Appley Bridge No 42 and Wigan Pier). This is 32 miles, 3 furlongs and 2 locks of broad canals and will take 12 hours 47 minutes. Today's journey involves 18 moveable bridges of which 4 are usually left open and 17 small aqueducts or under bridges.[/p][p] [/p][p][b][u]Wednesday 4th of August, 2021[/u][/b] [Second full day of trip] (sunrise is 5:28 AM, sunset is 9:01 PM)[/p][p]On the Rochdale Canal, at New Islington Marina (a good stopping point in this lock flight). This is 24 miles, 7½ furlongs and 17 locks of broad canals and will take 11 hours 58 minutes. Today's journey involves 1 moveable bridge; 6 small aqueducts or under bridges and 1 tunnel. You will pass through Deansgate Tunnel.[/p][p] [/p][p][b][u]Thursday 5th of August, 2021[/u][/b] [Third full day of trip] (sunrise is 5:28 AM, sunset is 8:59 PM)[/p][p]On the Rochdale Canal, at Thickone Lock No 43 (two thirds of the way between Littleborough Lower Lock No[/p][p]48 and West Summit Lock No 37). This is 16 miles, ¾ furlongs and 38 locks of broad canals and will take 13[/p][p]hours 36 minutes. Today's journey involves 3 moveable bridges; 2 small aqueducts or under bridges and 2[/p][p]tunnels. You will pass through Manchester 18 through M60 Tunnel and through Edinburgh Way Tunnel.[/p][p] [/p][p][b][u]Friday 6th of August, 2021[/u][/b] [Fourth full day of trip] (sunrise is 5:29 AM, sunset is 8:57 PM)[/p][p]On the Rochdale Canal, at Brearley Bridge No 8. This is 11 miles, 1¼ furlongs and 37 locks of broad canals and will take 12 hours 47 minutes. Today's journey involves 1 moveable bridge and 5 small aqueducts or underbridges.[/p][p] [/p][p][b][u]Saturday 7th of August, 2021[/u][/b] [Fifth full day of trip] (sunrise is 5:29 AM, sunset is 8:53 PM)[/p][p]On the Calder and Hebble Navigation (Main Line), at Broadcut Visitor Moorings. This is 3 miles, 2 furlongs and 5 locks of broad canals, and 18 miles, ½ furlongs and 24 locks of small rivers; a total of 21 miles, 2½ furlongs and 29 locks and will take 12 hours 47 minutes. Today's journey involves 2 small aqueducts or under bridges and 1 tunnel. You will pass through Tuel Lane, through Salterhebble Locks (rise of 25 feet), through Brighouse Locks (rise of 12 feet), through Thornhill Double Locks (rise of 9 feet and 3 inches) and through Figure of Three Locks (rise of 13 feet and 9 inches).[/p][p] [/p][p][b][u]Sunday 8th of August, 2021[/u][/b] [Last day of trip] (sunrise is 5:28 AM, sunset is 8:48 PM)[/p][p]On the Aire and Calder Navigation (Main Line - Goole to Castleford), at Goole Boathouse Marina. This is 7 miles, 4 furlongs and 4 locks of broad canals, 23 miles, 1¼ furlongs and 5 locks of commercial waterways, and 3 miles, 3¾ furlongs and 3 locks of small rivers; a total of 34 miles, 1 furlong and 12 locks and will take 12 hours 48 minutes. Today's journey involves 1 moveable bridge which is usually left open and 6 small aqueducts or under bridges.[/p]

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