But there are plans to build a new basin about 100 yards further on in this field. With the town being a mile away it’s a shame they cant get a bit closer,but a lot of the old canal has now been built on.
On Monday morning we pulled pins from Whitchurch at 07.45 and headed back to Ellesmere. On route we came across this fine looking beast having a cool down in the canal. He didn’t look that happy and gave us a right old funny look.
After five and a half hours cruising we picked up this mooring opposite the Border counties maintenance depot and as it was Monday and the shops were open her ladyship had to go and have a wonder around the town and get her retail therapy.
It was the broadcaster and strictly come dancing contestant John Sergeant. They were filming a new TV series for ITV which will be aired sometime next year. On our way up to Ellesmere we were filmed by the same camera crew going under one of the bridges and didn’t know why.We were also in this shot where John got off the boat then walked around the corner then came back again and got on the boat, it looked all very set up. So now Inca may get on TV.
After filming that scene all John wanted to do was go and get some lunch. As soon as John and the crew drove off in the vans for lunch the boat he was being filmed on left with out him. They returned in the vans later in the afternoon and filmed inside the buildings.
We are staying here for a couple of days and will yet again fill the cupboards with food and the wine cellar with the red stuff before we leave. We are then heading back up to Llangollen to meet up with my parents ,number one sister and brother in law ,who are coming up for a couple of days and want a trip (free) over the Pontcysyllte aqueduct and then into the Llangollen.