Day 38 T&M

It’s an interesting contrast going back via the T&M rather than the SU. The Shroppie is beautiful in places and deservedly popular, but the T&M has it’s charms too. The rural sections are as pretty as the SU and the industrial sections are interesting. The T&M was largely financed by Wedgwood and his Etruria Works … Read more »

Day 35

There was indeed a pub at Willeymoor so I had a beer, crisps and a chat with the landlady. Not a great night, up twice with cramp and up for good before 7.00. On my way before 8.00. Locks on this stretch are spaced out, Willeymoor, Quoisley, Marbury. Then past the repaired breach at Wrenbury … Read more »

Day 34

Sometimes I moan about too many locks but today I had a long drag with none at all and was almost glad to have to pass a few lift bridges to break up the trip. There’s an odd thing about Llangollen Canal lift bridges, they have the landing stage on the opposite side to the … Read more »

Day 27

A bit of a round up, mostly for my benefit when I come to edit all this into a coherent story for WW. One of the more important facilities in Llangollen for the small boat traveler is the launderette. I took a load of clothes on Friday and my sleeping bag and pillowcases on Saturday. … Read more »