Thursday, October 30, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
We walked from Maesbury Marsh to Crickheath Wharf with Ben the dog and these are some of the photos Eric took. The work is being carried out by the Shropshire Union Canal Society and as this is a charity we were saddened to hear that their tools and cement mixers had been stolen this week from the locked containers. The volunteers are due to continue their work this weekend but are now handicapped by this loss. It's amazing to see another stretch restored to water and in the not too distant future boats will be able to travel along the restored section of the canal. As we travelled around the system we always enjoy the Shropshire Union Canal with it's abundance of visitor moorings provided by SUCS.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Saturday, October 18, 2008
It's Saturday again- the days certainly fly by. We've been moored for the last few days just along from the BW Services at Ellesmere. It's been very busy with lots of boats on the move. We've been having quite a lazy time this week. Of course Ben has still had lots of walks around Ellesmere. We've been back and for to get water so I could catch up with the washing. It's been blowing dry on the rotary line.
Yesterday we filled up the diesel tank at 84p a litre and bought some coal to keep us going until we get to Llangollen. We had fun with the wind in Blackwater Meadow Marina, it just took the bow right out and turned us around inches away from tupperware boats. We'll need to fill up again before the start of the new prices in November but wonder whether the boat yards will be dry with everyone having the same idea. Most of our fuel will be for heating anyway as we're mooring up for the winter at Llangollen.
We're off down the Montgomery Canal for a few days so we needed to get some food in before we went as this canal is very rural and there's only one shop/cafe/PO with very limited supplies. Eiddwen and I decided to take the OAP trolleys to Sainsbury's in Oswestry (20 minutes bus ride away) and stock up as the Co-op in Ellesmere is very pricey in comparison.
To-morrow the locks at Frankton Junction with provide a little light exercise. I wonder how many boats we'll see down on the Monty. Ben was five months old when we last visited the Monty in July 2007.