No Direction

No Direction is our 70ft Narrowboat which is now home to my wife Jayne and myself, it was launched on 4th February 2008.

We spend the Winters in a Marina and cruise in the warmer weather.

Saturday, 27 August 2011

Into Wales

Saturday 27th 2011
Ellesmere to Chirk
11.75 Miles, 2 Locks, 1 Tunnel, 1 Aquaduct.

We've been sitting out the worst of the rain moored on 72 hour moorings at Ellesmere Junction since Wednesday afternoon, so today we made a move.  One result we had at Ellesmere was to contact the Ellesmere Info website and suggest that it would be helpful if the site included the location of recycling points and today we've had reply to say "that's a good idea we'll do that"

Border Counties Maintenance Yard at Ellesmere.

The sign below is at the Ellesmere Services, it warns that the Canal beyond Trevor is shallow, however, a boater who has been all the way to Llangollen in a narrowboat with a much deeper draft than is recommended has placed a report about the journey next to it, the boaters sign has been there for 12 month and it suffering from a bit of water ingress but you can still read that they had very little trouble.

Todays journey included 2 locks at New Marton, the Chirk Aquaduct, and the Chirk Tunnel, with both the Aquaduct and Tunnel we were following the slowest boater ever, progess is slow at the best of times due to the narrowness of the channel and going against the current, a couple of times things got so slow we were in Neutral.

Pleased to see plenty of hire boats around up here helping to keep Canalside business's going and hopefully one or two crew members may get interested in Canals.

At 3 o'clock we moored for the night opposite Chirk Marina, we'll check the weather tomorrow before deciding if we move on  or stay here. 

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