Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The junctions

We seem to hurtle on to the end of the Llangollen Canal with help from George and Geoff lifting the paddles at each lock. The water flow from the Dee is also pushing us on through the bridge holes! We managed to stop for supplies at Wrenbury after Ann ‘lifted’ that bridge for us all. (Just stop the traffic and press the button).

The plan is to do the Weaver as we are up north so we head for Anderton.
Left at Hurleston
then right at Barbridge.
On a mission then, doing 10 lock miles a day setting off at about 10. “Not too hard really.”
We stopped just past the new Aqueduct marina and enjoyed some afternoon sunshine.

We have all really enjoyed being on the Llangollen this winter. It has been quiet and ice free with some spectacular views in Wales. The company has been good as well and we may get up this way next winter. The Shropshire Union Canal Society doing a good job looking after the canal east west between Ellesmere and Middlewich, and north south between Birmingham and Chester. They even provide picnic tables at the visitor moorings.

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