Still moored on The Ellesmere arm and every afternoon we have some brilliant entertainment with the hire boaters coming in to try and find a mooring. The arm is nearly empty between ten in the morning until two in the afternoon, then it starts to fill up and if you leave it too late you have no chance. That is one of the reasons we like to get an early start in the morning so we can stop early and get good moorings .
Not long after returning back to Inca we were joined by John and Janice from Narrow boat The oak. We met them last week when we were coming up some locks on our way to Ellesmere. They have been boating for over 40 years and it was great to hear all the stories of their travels , they also gave us some great advice of where to go on the canal system. We had a very enjoyable afternoon and evening and ended up getting slightly hammered. We both look forward to meeting up with them again soon.
About 50 yards behind our mooring there is a winding hole, and yes yet more great entertainment. Instead of putting his bow into the hole to turn this guy tried to reverse in. They got in a bit of a pickle but they saw the funny side of it.
With rain forecast for Wednesday we have decided to sit it out here and catch up with a few inside jobs. While I was down in the engine ole giving it a clean Carolyn got on with some rope splicing , she is just so talented.
With more rain tomorrow we will hopefully find a gap in the weather and move a couple of miles and get above the 2 locks at New Marton, then on Friday or Saturday we will cross the Pontcysylite aqueduct and hopefully pick up a mooring in Llangollen for a day or two…
ps Good luck to Matt (nephew) on Britain's got Talent. He is through to the live semi final and is a dancer in the group Crazy Rouge….