Friday, 3 August 2012

Being boring!

The past couple of days have been fairly boring at far as our travelling is concerned. Mainly miserable weather so all we have done is travel and moor up. We did go shopping in Middlewich but that was only for necessities so that wasn't interesting either. At least there have been highs and lows at the Olymoics to get the adrenalin going or I mght have fallen asleep!

The only excitement on the canals recently has, thankfully, not affected us. There have been a spate of boat sinkings in locks over the past week or so, not an experience I would wish on anyone.

Progress has been a bit slow partly due to the amount of traffic there is on the canals at the moment and partly due to my lack of enthusiasm for cruising for too long on the grey days we have been experiencing. I need some sunshine to cheer me up!

Anyway just to update everyone, we are now at Hurleston Junction, ready to go up on to the Llangollen tomorrow.

Yesterday and today's journeys 12.8 miles and 6 locks

So far this year we have travelled 537.2 miles, 430 locks, 49 swing bridges, 7 lift bridges and 18 tunnels

In 2011 we travelled 461.4 miles, 444 locks, 3 swing bridges, 34 lift bridges and 15 tunnels

During 2010 we travelled 740.3 miles, 642 locks, 53 swing bridges, 4 lift bridges and 25 tunnels

Since Ray retired we have travelled 1738.9 miles 1516 locks, 105 swing bridges, 45 lift bridges and 58 tunnels

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