Thursday, October 18, 2012

Down The Montgomery Canal

Waiting to go down Frankton Locks
Yesterday we left Ellesmere and headed for the mooring at Frankton Junction to go down  the Montgomery Canal today. We arranged our passage over the phone with CART and as long as you rang before 10am on the day you intended to travel it was OK. 
We had a quiet night and in the morning three more boats arrived to go down onto the Montgomery Canal, so there were four boats going down and four coming up the  locks. The lady lock keeper arrived and unlocked the gates and we were soon on our way.
We didn't go far taking a left turn to moor on the Weston Arm as  Eric wanted to touch up the black on the gunnels as long as it stayed dry.Just us on the Weston Arm tonight and one side is now spotty with primer awaiting a coat of black! More painting to do permitting!

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