|At Aston Top Lock|
All too soon it was time to go back up the Montgomery Canal and head back to Whixall as we had a trip to Newport planned for 'nanny duties', looking after our eight year old grand daughter Gwenllian. Behind us as we travelled the horse drawn boat was chartered and heading for the Queen's Head where their party was having lunch before a horse drawn trip back to Maesbury Marsh. They caught us up at Aston Top Lock.
The horse flies were at us so out came the Deet, not the best smell but it kept us bite free. We had a good cruise up and overnighted on the Weston Arm before our booked passage up Frankton Locks on Wednesday at midday. It was incredibly windy so we only cruised to Ellesmere staying there overnight and luckily the wind has dropped on Thursday for our journey back to base. The last thing we needed was a windy day to get back into our berth.
Soon we were reconnected to the electric, satellite signal found and settled back in. I need to do some washing before our trip back to Wales. We enjoyed the Monty...we'll be back.