|Dee Branch Lift Bridge.|
|Dee Branch lower locks.|
|Dee Branch-Disused River Lock.|
|Tower Wharf - Unusual Style Boat.|
|Tower Wharf from the City Walls.|
|Shropshire Union canal from the City Walls.|
|Last lock out of Chester.|
|Horse to water near Christleton.|
|Lovely day for cruising.|
|Golden Nook Moorings.|
On the Thursday, after a latish start on a grey day we finished off the rest of the Shropshire Union wide locks, no other boats on the move again today although we suspected something in front as again all the locks where against us. We again had a few paddles out of action, and Bunbury lock seems to have many leaks from the gates and also a fair bit of water drains out of the lock walls. Would not be surprised to see some major work required there sometime soon.
We ended up back at the Barbridge Inn moorings, useful for wi fi from the pub, seemed rude not to pop in for a pint and the password for wi fi.
|Waiting for Wharton Lock.|
|Tilstone Lock with one of the round lengths mans huts.|
|Leaking gates and walls at Bunbury Staircase Locks.|
On the Friday we woke to sunny weather, not too cold either. Last of the boaty fry ups today which is always a shame, back to cereal next week. We took the short trip to Hurleston junction then turned back on to the Llangollen Canal, lock duty for me now, Gill and Toni taking turns on the tiller now we are free of the wider locks which they refuse to control the boat in.
|Gill entering Hurleston Bottom Lock.|
After Hurleston it was on to Swanley locks.
|Entering Swanley Locks|
|Toni's turn at the Tiller.|
|Swanley Top Lock.|
|Home straight to Wrenbury.|
Then it was on to Baddiley locks and the home straight to Wrenbury and the end of another good week on the boat, mixed weather, but we all enjoyed it.