A quick walk into Llangollen to get a bag of sticks and we were on our way. First we had to turn around in the mooring basin. We followed a boat through the one way narrow section and it turned out to be the slowest ever cruise to Trevor as the boat ahead never went above tick over and stopped for every boat to pass even though there was plenty of room.
We also came across a boat across the cut with the occupants inside totally unaware that they had blocked the canal. We pulled over while they retrieved their boat and let the trip boat pass and followed him across the Pontysycyllte Aqueduct. Lots of tourists walking across and taking lots of photo of the boats. Just one lift bridge at Fron where Ben and I got off to work the bridge and have a walk.
We moored up on the visitor moorings at Whitehouse and I lit the fire as I was feeling cold. We even had some hot soup as we cruised, the weather's cooler today. Eric had to clear the roof of acorns, twigs and oak leaves from last night. I certainly didn't have much sleep with everything dropping on the boat. Reminder to self, moor a bit further along! We moored in the same place one snowy winter.
|A wintery picture of NB Bendigedig at Llangollen- a few years ago.|