Just as we were getting ready this morning we heard a horn keep blowing. What a lovely surprise when we looked out the window to see Coalboat Alton. I have recently become friends with them on Facebook so it was great to see them out and about.
I left Roy to untie the boat this morning whilst Wish & I walked on ahead to check if it was clear at Barbridge Junction.
The towpath was extremely muddy this morning. Gone are the days of high heels when I used to go to work as now it is the good old wellies. Woolly hats, waterproof trousers and wellies is all this girl needs now!!.
It was so windy out on the canals today that we really had to hang on to our woolly hats. It didn’t stop us from taking selfies though, even Wish got in on the act.
We had a bit of a panic when we turned to go into the entrance of the Llangollen canal at Hurleston Locks as there were diggers and all we could see was a big sign saying closed but luckily it was only the towpath. Roy still had to fill the second pound though where they were working so we had a bit of a delay. Thank goodness though it wasn’t shut.
The locks were very narrow, more so than normal and the boat only just fitted in length wise. This was the first time we have travelled through these locks.
Once we reached the top of the locks it was time for a quick water top up and a cup of tea.
It was getting windier by the hour but luckily the rain was holding off.
We passed Swanley Bridge marina where we were hoping to see a boat that was recently painted called Duxllandyn. The couple contacted me via the blog to say they had also gone to Sally Tooze of Willow boat painting to have their boat done and they also went for the same colour scheme as us. I have sent them our email address as I can’t wait to see the photos.
Lots of walking again today and helping out at the locks.
Wish is just loving it out on the canals. She always hunts for sticks at the locks. Think she found the biggest one today.
Talking of Wish, it is her Birthday tomorrow. She will be 7 years old. We have only had her since she was 3. She is still so much like a puppy and everyone who meets her just thinks she is so adorable.
Just look at this smile!!
We only had a bit of rain on the last hour of our journey today. We were very lucky. We have travelled for 7.5 hours, 10 miles and 8 locks today.
It’s been another great day.