On Sunday we carried on up the canal, up the single locks then past a very quiet Grindley Brook and Whitchurch, then along the long straight parts up to Prees Junction and Whixhall Moss. Our mooring for the evening was at Hampton Bank.
|Misty Sunday Morning at Marbury|
|Soon cleared up with lovely blue sky|
|Reedy section near Quoisley Lock|
|Leaving Tovey's Lock|
|Grindley Brook Bottom Lock|
|Nice view of Grindley Brook Lock 2|
|Approaching the lift Bridges after Whitchurch|
|Gill at the helm.|
|Saw lots of Kingfishers, impossible to get a decent photo of the|
speedy little things though, this is the nearest I got.
|Lovely sky and views over to the Mosses.|
|Our Sunday overnight mooring at Hampton Bank|
After Maestermyn the canal was busy with hire boaters, the last week of September is usually busy with hirer's as the hire boat bases lower their fees, our first queue was at New Marton Locks, the queue was 5 boats as we arrived with first time hirer's causing havoc. We moored for Monday evening at St Martins Moor above New Marton Locks.
|Lovely twists and turns near Lyneal Wharf.|
|Lovely view over into Shropshire.|
|Queue for New Marton Locks.|
|Sunset at St Martins Moor.|
|Congestion ahead at Chirk Bank.|
|Entering Whitehouses Tunnel.|
|Leaving Whitehouses Tunnel.|
|Canoeists crossing the Aquaduct.|
|Gill crossing Pontcyscllte Aquaduct.|
|River Dee below.|