Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Onward to Wales, almost

Today we continued our journey in the "glorious summer weather" to Chirk Bank. The Montgomery Canal branches off to the south at Frankton Junction, we intend to explore that later. we carried on heading west and north following the Llangollen up through New Marton locks, the last on the canal. Most of the traffic was in the opposite direction to us as the hire boats from Whitchurch and Wrenbury were heading back towards their bases. There were queues to come down through the locks but nothing else going our way.

Apart from a couple of showers, and some very gusty wind it was a good day cruising. This afternoon we actually had some sunshine as we moored up at Chirk Bank.

Tomorrow we have the prospect of two tunnels and two aqueducts before we reach Trevor and meet up with Kathy and Co.

Today's journey 8 miles and 2 locks

So far this year we have travelled 164.3 miles, 115 locks, 20 lift bridges and 1 tunnel

Since Ray retired we have travelled 902.7 miles, 760 locks, 55 swing bridges, 24 lift bridges and 26 tunnels.

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