Last night started star-bright and crispy, but later the cloud rolled in and stayed with us all day. There’s been a brisk breeze from the north and west too, making it feel quite cool.
We only had a couple of hundred yards to Hurleston Junction and the bottom of the four locks that start the Llangollen Canal.
The raised embankment to the left surrounds Hurleston Reservoir, fed from the Dee via the canal.
Heading up the locks
It took just less than an hour for me to work us up the locks, the first boat of the day in the flight. As we came up in the top lock I spotted a crew just starting up behind us.
We topped up the water tank again after doing another load of washing as we came up, then set off through the pleasantly rural Shropshire countryside.
We didn’t go so far, pulling in just after Bridge 3.
Mags is still not there yet, but she is getting better slowly. I think I may be heading to round two, though. Progress westward is likely to be slow…
Locks 4, miles 1