Oh! No, where's the Jolly Tar?
|I'm guessing it'll soon be a housing estate.|
|Entrance to the Llangollen Canal.|
|Approaching Stretton Aqueduct.|
When we reached lock 13 at Audlem there was a chap sat on the balance beam reading a book. He helped lock us through and asked if he could help us going up the flight. I handed him a windlass and our conversation made the task go a lot quicker. The only hold-up, if you could call it that, was a hire boat which pulled out in front of us as we were approaching lock 11. They were newbies but they were learning fast. Of course we had to help them as well, otherwise they would have slowed us down. Our helper took us almost to the top and we insisted he left with a little something to slake his thirst when he got back. What a kind fellow, and a big thank you to you.