Late September and October 2021

Back onboard Chrissie again, collected her from Longport Wharf after servicing and a few jobs. On our way now to Llangollen, using these canals, Trent and Mersey to Middlewhich, Shropshire Union Middlewhich branch to Barbridge Junction, a brief section South on the Shroppie before joining the Llangollen Canal. And then a return trip using the Shroppie South to Autherley Junction, Staffs and Worcs Canal to Great Haywood Junction, Trent and Mersey back to Aston Marina.
Total distance is 200 miles, and 136 locks .
20 moveable bridges of which 2 are usually left open;
45 small aqueducts or underbridges and
8 tunnels (Harecastle Tunnel (2919 yards long) Ellesmere Tunnel (87 yards long), Chirk Tunnel (459 yards long),
Whitehouses Tunnel (191 yards long) and Cowley Tunnel (81 yards long) a total of 2 1/2 miles, underground!
4 major aqueducts (Chirk Aqueduct (237 yards long) and the famous Pontcysyllte Aqueduct (336 yards long)

Kings lock is our last lock on the T&M before turning left onto the Middlewhich branch of the Shropshire Union.
The next collection of photos are of the Llangollen Canal.

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