Category Archives: cruising

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 [...]

August 23rd 2012 About turn

It was overcast but nice this morning as we pulled away from our moorings outside the Cheshire cat pub. A few hundred yards later and we winded (turned the boat round) just before bridge 121. It was a steady pace as there are a lot of moored boats along this part of the canal. Once [...]

August 22nd 2012 Chester

Today we caught the bus into Chester. Never having been to Chester before we were pleasantly surprised what a lovely city it is. Sheila made good use of the shops by buying a new handbag and a Pandora bead for her bracelet. We had lunch, did some more shopping then walked back to Shell Bell [...]

August 21st 2012 An early start

As the heading suggests it was an early start for us today. It was around 06:45 when we set off from our overnight mooring, we stopped on the service block near Nantwich Marina and topped the water tank and emptied the loo tank. Then we were on our way. We had a lovely cruise down [...]