We were keen to get underway so a little after 8:30ish we quietly slipped the lines and headed out of the Marina. The weather was not in our favour, cold damp and at times mizzly so the photos may look a little hazy I'm afraid.
Our destination this trip is Llangollen all being well. We know its a Bank holiday so expected there to be loads of boats out and about and to queue at locks. Strangely that was not the case. There were a few boats about but the cut was strangely quiet for a bank holiday. Perhaps the weather put every one off.
We got through Iron lock that was against us and at Stone lock a boat was just entering, luckily they waited for us. Our lock mates turned out to be Paul and Chris on nb Patience who also moor at the marina.
We made good time through the remaining locks together, even Bunbury locks we clear and set for us to go straight in. Despite the cold and wet conditions Paul and I were surprised to see a large gathering of gongoozlers as we entered the bottom chamber. Another boat was coming down so the Bunbury shuffle was performed to the delight of the gongoozlers who took photos and videoed the whole maneuver.
|On parade for the gongoozlers|
|Just time for a quick cuppa as the lock fills.|
|Grey and murky conditions at Barbridge|
|One half of the group|
|and the other half. Not sure what Joe's doing with his arm though|