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May 17, 2012 - Fantastic engineering

I'm not going to be able to do the canals justice. But here's my effort: By the end of day 2 we had had 6 lift bridges, 11 locks and the Grindley brook staircase lock (3 locks together) other days were not as busy. Tunnels became a bit more frequent and the canal narrowed at the end requiring some good team work and sometimes a sense of humour Before the locks, the ratchet handles are grabbed and at least two people (if you have that many. If only one, they have to get backward and forward across the river/canal) If the lock gates...

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May 16, 2012 - The people we met. 'Yes Dear'

Doing a canal trip means you cannot avoid coming into contact with lots of different people. Sometimes this is when you're away from the boat. Those we had the longest conversations with though, all had connections to the canal. The Narrowboats enthusiasts were most interesting. One couple we met when we had moored at Chirk on the way up and had gone to The Hand pub (more of The Hand under Chirk castle entry) while we were all trying to connect to the Internet (sad!!) before eating, we got talking to a German couple. They love the...

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