Monday 15 September 2008

Prees Branch, Llangollen Canal.

0 Locks, 9 Miles, 3 Lift bridges, 1 Tunnel. Now moored on the Prees Branch.

We decided that we had seen all there was to see at Ellesmere and to get a head start on all the boats at the festival we slipped our moorings and headed for Prees junction.  As we left we could hear the church service in full swing in the marquee.

There were still plenty of hire boats heading for Llangollen and we found ourselves grounded several times in our attempts to avoid some of them. At Prees junction we turned right onto the Prees branch which is only navigable for about a mile with 2 lift bridges and 1 road bridge. When we reached the end of the navigation by Whixall marina we winded but didn't fancy the unkempt public towpath moorings so we moved back to our current position where the moorings are in better condition.

1440 locks, 3005 miles, 51 Tunnels, 42 swing bridges and 33 lift bridges since Nov 2006

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