Sunday, 23 June 2013

Felucca and the Dusty Miller

The day started wet so we delayed our move onto the Llangollen Canal until the weather improved although there were a number of boats moved off Burbridge early to get underway before the weather got too bad. Although the sun came out later it was a day dominated by high winds making it difficult to steer TM. Strapped to the tiller, Spume in my face, driving TM into a Westerly Gale. We were held up for half an hour at Hurleston Locks as a boat manned by New Zealanders had lost control in the wind and managed to get wedged across the top pound (felt very sorry for them) - big queue build up with boats in below pounds being blown about. At the top of the Hurleston locks we bumped into fellow bloggers Emily and Tom on NB Felucca. We last saw them in April when we shared Aston Lock.

Emily and Tom on NB Felucca

The Llangollen is a very beautiful canal

Our final destination for the day was Wrenbury, but not before we encountered our first lift bridge. Jan forgot to put the barrier over the road - could have been a disaster! but I noticed and ran to put it down. Learnt for the next one.

Had a great meal at the Dusty Miller (Hake and mussels, Lamb Tagine) (dogs welcome)

1 comment:

  1. How lovely to bump into you yesterday! Hope you have a great summer's cruising (and hope we get some more sun soon!). Emily and Tom, NB Felucca.