Smudge and I will cruise AmyJo when needed and Chris will commute to where ever we tie up. We're not leaving the marina for good and plan to return for the winter. I'm also getting better at single handing too.
Today, however, Chris has two weeks off at the end of the term so we're making our now annual trip up the Llangollen. We do so like this canal and it will also be our first long cruise with Smudge.
|Our first lock of the trip, Wharton's lock No. 35 near the Shady Oak|
|Smudge not at all phased by the locks he prefers to chew sticks while mum does all the work|
|Waiting for mum at the lock beam. He's not too sure about crossing yet.|
|Chris and the boss set off to work the next lock|
|Tilstone lock with its round toll house|
A boat did arrive eventually above as the top chamber was almost full and we crossed paths as we transitioned into the next chamber with brief hello's exchanged. Sadly no famous Bunbury shuffle today.
|Bunbury locks are a delight to pass through. I always look forward to going through them.|
|You can just see AmyJo at the right of frame.|
|Our new anti Shroppie shelf devices deployed|
Tomorrow we turn right at Hurleston and onto the Golly.
Total distance:8.19 miles Elapsed time:5h22m54s
Locks:6 Bridges:15 Average speed:1.52 mph (2.64 lock/mph)
Have a great trip, love the section you have done today & the Llangollen. We won't be out for a while yet as I am working until the end of May, but we will be off to Crick at Easter to start preparing Triskaideka for the summer, she needs a good wash & polish!
Ali Nb Truskaideka
It took me a few days to shake the winter grime off AmyJo so don't envy you on that one.
If you are still at Crick we'll give you a shout. You'll find us at the Fernwood stand at some point.
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