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, 3 September 2011

Three Times In One Day.

Saturday, 3rd September, 2011
Trevor to New Marton Locks.
7.5 Miles.

We had a quiet night moored in the Trevor arm considering it was close to a path used by the locals, the only noise we heard were the crew from the boat moored in front of us attempting a Barbecue. 

We had arranged for Jayne's friends to arrive around 11 o'clock today, they have rented a cottage in Llangollen for the weekend so we texted them the post code of the pub, they found the pub and us.

Once all were on board we turned the boat around and headed for the Aquaduct, no boats coming in the opposite direction so off we went.

5 Women on a boat and no one steering, that's because he had to jump off and take this piccy.

The plan to stop at the Aquaduct Inn fell through as there were no moorings, anyway it looked a steep hill to expect Jayne to get up so after winding (turning around) we headed back to the Aquaduct where we followed a hireboat across, back at the Trevor end we carried on down the arm back to last nights mooring which was still vacant, there are moorings closer to the junction but these are all occupied by Anglo Welsh hireboats Friday afternoon and Saturdays.

The entrance to the arm is a bit tight due to the Hireboats, but is was Saturday which is their busiest day.

By now it was lunch time so we all walked over to the Telford Inn for a meal which was ok but a little on the expensive side, Jayne and I then returned to the boat and set off over the Aquaduct again to start our journey back to Kings Bromley Marina, now it was drizzling, by the time we passed through Chirk it had turned to rain.

Crossing  the Chirk Aquaduct, this one is dwarfed by the railway Viaduct

Tonight we are moored above New Marton Locks, tomorrow Jayne wants to stop at Ellesmere and re-stock the freezer, it's 3 hours from here to Ellesmere so a 7 o'clock start should see us at the supermarket when they open at 10.

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