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70 now and our five wonderful years aboard our narrowboat Skyy seem along time ago. Jacquie, allowed me to build my replica three wheeler kit car, which was a great success. Now it's time to start on a bigger project and that is to make a good Triumph Stag even better, here goes.

Sunday, 16 May 2010



I phoned the BW phone number, given on local sign boards, before 10 o’clock as required and booked our passage through the Frankton Locks and onto the Montgomery Canal. Passage is only allowed between midday at 2 o’clock, but we were there in good time. There is nothing particularly stunning about the seven navigable miles, except the peaceful tranquillity and only a few hire boats come this way. We stopped for the night at Queen Head and had a drink at the Queens Head Pub, bit of a chicken an egg situation, but I guess the pub was there first and the mill and village grew up around the pub and canal.

The next day we moved up to the end of the currently navigable part of the canal and winded at Gronwyn Wharf, before stopping for lunch at the Navigation Inn, well that was the plan, but it was closed. After lunch on board we climbed back up the three locks that we had come down in the morning, giving Frank and Jacquie plenty of time to improve their locking technique, in fact Frank became quite competent at steering SKYY through the bridge holes. We returned to the Queens Head for a magnificent dinner, which sadly left no room for deserts, not even for one and four spoons.

1 comment:

Brian and Diana on NB Harnser http://nbharnser.blogspot.com said...

It good that the Queens head is still offering the same value for money.I have never managed a sweet in there