Near Frankton Junction ready for The Montgomery Canal tomorrow

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

BB has been resting for the last six days as we have been home to sort out the garden but primarily to help celebrate my sister in law’s milestone birthday which she does not want mentioned. Whilst we were in the Camberley area we also caught up with our old friends Judith and Matthew. They last helped us get the boat through the very very low bridges on the Basinstoke Canal.

We had to return the car to Oswestry this morning so had a look round the town which has really grasped its railway history and used it to its advantage.

We are now moored a mile from Frankton Junction as we have booked our passage down the four locks onto the Montgomery Canal tomorrow morning.

Passing the entrance to the Ellesmere Arm

Our mooring tonight just past bridge 66 and a mile from Frankton Junction

Paddle boarder - you don't see many on the canals

Looking down the second part of the staircase locks at the start of the Monty

Turning round and looking up to the first lock of the staircase at Frankton

The magnificent Cambrian Railway station at Oswestry

The Llwyd Mansion

Good coffee at Milano's in Old Chapel Court 

The old Cambrian railway works a part of which has been converted to a minor injuries unit.