Author Archives: Norwyn & Sheila

The Great Asian and Med adventure

Well its been awhile since my last blog but i plan to use the Shellbell site for our 5 week cruise on P&O Adonia, we fly to Singapore on Monday 24th March then we will cruise back on Adonia so i will update with our adventure when i can get onto the internet.

December 31st 2012


Sept 17th Shell Bell is up for sale

We were heading for Mercia in our last blog. well we made it safe and sound. Now for the sad news, we have put Shell Bell up for sale, we have a lot of family commitments and we won’t be able to get on board as much as we would like so that makes it […]

Sep 3rd 2012 Long days but sunshine all the way

We have had a couple of long days as we make our way back to Mercia Marina. The weather has been great, no rain and wall to wall sunshine. There hasn’t been any real dramas on the way, in fact it has been rather quiet. Last night we moored at Gailey and today we have […]

Sept 1st 2012 25 locks

Well September has started well, what a glorious sunny day. We set of this morning with the intention of getting through the 15 locks at Audlum the 5 locks at Adderley and the 5 locks at Tyrley and we have managed to complete the twenty five locks and have moored at Shebdon. Whilst doing the […]

August 31st 2012 Farewell to Ben and Claire

With no 3 signal yesterday we were unable to blog, but we did get back to Wrenbury and we all went to the Cotton Arms for a nice evening meal and a couple of pints. This morning after breakfast we said farewell to Ben and Claire as they headed off back to Surrey. We set […]

August 29th 2012 We made it across the Poncysyllte

Tuesday Captain Norwyn thought it would be a good idea to begin travelling early, so we left Whixall Moss at around 7.30 am. Our two new crew members remained in bed for about an hour of the journey. We only had two locks to do today so we planned to go over the Pontcysyllte Aquaduct, […]

August 27th 2012 Ben and Claire arrive onboard

This morning we picked up Ben and Claire at Wrenbury. on their arrival we all had a late breakfast in the Cotton Arms before setting off. Well the weather could have been better but it was as the weather men predicted – wet and windy. It was like this most of the day.We are on […]

August 26th 2012 The Llangollen

Today we turned onto the Llangollen canal, we joined the the two boat queue at Hurleston junction to go up the four locks at the start of the canal. The first lock is quite narrow and boaters are advised to raise there fenders. A boat coming down did get jammed with the bows up and […]

August 25th 2012 Hurleston Junction

To be honest we haven’t done much the last couple days. We did get to Nantwich yesterday and mooring was not a problem. We shopped in Nanwich this morning before setting off for Hurleston Junction after lunch After stopping for deisel we made Hurleston junction around 14:30. We walked up the Llangollen canal for about […]