Saturday, October 08, 2016

Back On The Llangollen Canal

Welcome to the Llangollen Canal

Below the bottom lock at Hurleston Junction

Looking up the lock flight

On Friday we  crossed the aqueduct and left Nantwich behind after using the services. A pleasant cruise to Hurleston Junction on a  very quiet section of canal with no other boats  on the move and then a left turn at Hurleston junction and up the flight of locks. Help today with a lock keeper and a volunteer who helped us up the flight. Just our boat going up today but a queue to descend the flight of locks. Ben the dog and  I walked until we reached our chosen mooring spot after Bridge five.

On Saturday we  made our way to Wrenbury working through two locks at Swanley and three locks at Baddiley. Ben and I walked as far as Swanley Locks.  For a change I stayed on the boat for Baddiley Locks while Eric used the windlass. With the by washes a bit fierce you have to allow for being pushed off course but no major crashes today. We then had two lift bridges including the electric one at Wrenbury where I held up the traffic even though there wasn't a car in sight when I started the sequence to open and close the bridge. We're currently moored up in the sunshine and Eric has been watching the qualifying for the Grand Prix tomorrow.

Tomorrow dog walking followed by Sunday lunch is planned at The Cotton Arms and Eric wants to watch the Grand Prix so it's not a cruising day.  We're making our way back to Whixall Marina after our four weeks out cruising.

Hello to the crew of NB ZOE who passed us by in Wrenbury and told us they're blog readers.

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