Tuesday, 10 February 2015

On the move again

I had a really good time with my friends in London but it was nice to back home on the boat.  I'd been a bit worried about going on my own as I've got a dreadful sense of direction and had visions of getting lost on the tube system, but thanks to a couple of really useful phone apps I managed to get across the city without any mishaps, even when there were a lot of tube closures on Sunday due to maintenance.

We had planned on staying in Nantwich until Thursday but we were both getting itchy feet so we set off this morning climbing the 4 locks at Hurleston onto the Llangollen Canal and where we saw our first wild daffodils of the season.

The bottom lock is possibly the narrowest on the canal system and boats are warned to take in all fenders, otherwise they'd get stuck. We never cruise with side fenders on but the bow swag fenders which normally protect the bow from damage on lock gates had to be lifted and tucked into the cratch.

There's not a lot of space and some of the brickwork is damaged creating possible snagging points

 It was only a short cruise today and we've moored at the top of the locks beside the egg farm.

Our next stop will be at the ice-cream farm, maybe tomorrow or maybe on Thursday. We haven't decided yet but there's no rush to be anywhere special, although I'd like somewhere good for Sunday lunch so if you've any suggestions please let me know.


Graham and Jill Findlay said...

We're off to The Dusty Miller at Wrenbury tonight. Food is usually good there.

Unknown said...

Dusty Miller gets our vote too.

Unknown said...

Dusty Miller gets our vote too, although not as brilliant as it. Was a few years ago.

Graham and Jill Findlay said...

Food still good! They do suggest booking for Sunday lunch as it gets busy.

Nb Duxllandyn said...

The Swan inn at Marbury has a modest but delicious menu. Beef and Ale pie is just the best with mash or chips and fresh veg all topped with your own jug of thick gravy. You just have to sit for a while after!!!

Elly and Mick said...

We had a nice meal at the Dusty Miler too. Also on the return trip we enjoyed a good Sunday roast at the Cotton. It was the most enormous roast meal we've ever been served. The Llangollen was one of our favourite canals. Will look forward to the pics.
Elly 😊