Saturday, March 30, 2013

The First Cruise of 2013

Passing the boats going to turn around at the mooring basin

The mooring basin in the sunshine

NB Henry waiting to cross the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

Waiting to cross the aqueduct

Look whose behind us!

NB Henry on the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

A snowy view from the aqueduct

Footprints in the snow!
Today I woke up and decided I wanted to move and Eric was soon ready to go. I went into Llangollen to get some bread and milk to keep us going until we get to Ellesmere. While I was shopping Eric unplugged us from the shoreline, dismantled the TV aerial, packed up the bird feeders and checked the we were ready. The trip boat came past so we followed it, nobody gets in his way.
NB Henry was moving too, so Liz and I walked the narrows with the dogs. The snow is still hanging about and freezing at night means walking was a slippery experience. I was beginning to wander if Eric was going to stop and pick me up but he did at Sun Trevor. The canal itself was an obstacle course with the channel  just passable in places  as the branches cut back but not totally removed  as we approached Trevor.
It was a right turn and then a wait to cross the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, but when it was our turn the boat stalled with something blocking the propeller. Luckily some lads helped pulled the boat back and in doing so got rid of the obstruction. So we were on our way again finally stopping at the moorings near Whitehouses Tunnel.
Sue from NB Beefur came out to say hello from the Visitor's Centre at Trevor. Hello again ....nice to see you.


Diane and Ray said...

Interesting shape made with the footprints it must be said ???!

Rick said...

And there we were, all on our own. The neighbours had gone. Hope you have a pleasant summer cruising and perhaps see you in three or four years time.

Marion and Richard

Elsie said...

Hi Marion & Richard,

Last minute change of plan. Have a good summer cruise, we may see you on our travels. Where are you wintering next year?

Take care Elsie & Eric

Rick said...

We have decided that regrettably it makes sense to head for a resi mooring again. We are heading into the Fens, so should be there next winter.

Too many birthdays between us.

Best wishes,

Marion and Richard