After mooring outside the visitor centre we picked up this mooring a couple of hundred yards down the cut. It was a lot quieter and the dogs barked a lot less. One thing with having a pair of West Highland Terriers is that they bark at everything and every body that passes the boat. We have tried everything to stop them including machines that emit high pitch noises, but they just seem to make them bark longer and louder.
Part of the new section. It has taken the canal society nearly 6 years to complete this section. It has a self repairing membrane to keep it water tight and that is held down in place by concrete blocks.
With stop planks in place at bridge 84 this is the end of the line and the next section is ready to be restored. The next section to be restored is 3 miles long and then that will join up with a section that is navigable and 13 miles long. But , the next 3 miles have 5 bridges that have been built since the canal closed and they are all too low for boats to pass under ,so this next few miles will be a massive challenge for the restoration.
On Thursday and Friday the weather was brilliant with temperatures in to the low twenties. But as usual it never lasts and on Saturday we woke up to Thunder lightning and heavy rain.Thankfully we have good TV and internet reception.