Thursday, May 16, 2019

Heading back…

After a couple of days moored at Trevor we’re now heading back downstream towards the Shropshire Union. We decided not to go all the way to Llangollen, it’s too busy at this time of year and I reckon we’d have spent most of the trip scraping the bottom as we avoided oncoming boats.

Yesterday we spent a lovely afternoon with friends Val and John. Lovely as in the weather, lovely as in the company.

Mags enjoying the sunshine in the garden.
It really has been a fine few days, but it’s set to change again this weekend. Still, it was good while it lasted.

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct from just upstream on the Dee
Pity about the water treatment plant pumping station, though.

Leaving the Trevor Branch this morning.

We dropped lucky at the aqueduct, just a couple of boats heading across to wait for.

Our shadow cast down onto the football field below

Then we filled up with water at the Fron moorings and toddled around the corner, through the lift bridge and past the limekiln moorings.

If we’d left a half-hour later we’d have to wait for the six or seven boat convoy we met after the moorings. They just kept coming…

Thankfully there was no-one coming at that awkward bend under Irish Bridge.

We didn’t go much further, past Whitehouse Bridge and pulling over on the moorings before the tunnel.

We’re going to have a steady trip back to Hurleston then decide which way to turn when we get there.

Locks 0, miles 2½


stevefree said...

If you decide on the Shroppie, it’s the Audlem Folk Festival next Thursday to Sunday so unlikely to be any mooring

Geoff and Mags said...

Hi Steve. Thanks for that. The speed we go it'll be long over before we get there!