Vlog 189: Feeling Sheepish

In this episode, I set off from Handsacre and squeeze through the tiny narrow section just after the town where it’s only just wide enough for one boat and you can’t see if anyone’s coming the other way…

Then I went through Rugeley, which was very busy and moored near Weston, waking up to an emergency involving a sheep. Yes, really.

Start location: https://goo.gl/maps/6RiwQKCA4EZnc3vBA
Sheep field mooring: https://goo.gl/maps/SdWpR4Mpsyrw9tnv6
End location: https://goo.gl/maps/pTfTvk2tYycidBzb8

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  1. Yes . . . just how does one deal with those narrow bit stretches along the canal ? This certainly was an issue on the Llangollen in two or three places. We purposely left Llangollen Marina early in the morn on our way back down toward Chirk for two reasons; one to cross the Pontcysyllte Aquaduct before a traffic jam insued, but also, to clear the two or three narrow sections of the Canal, possibly the most narrow on all of England’s canals. It was good fortune that our Cell Phones worked in the UK, as my wife had to walk a full ten minutes ahead on the long narrow section to clear the way. Can you imagine if she had to walk back to give me the ok, only to find in the meantime another boat had appeared in the opposite direction! May the CRT could install some kind of traffic light system, like you often see on narrow automobile bridges. I especially enjoyed the sign at 12:00 in the video, it looks like fingers are pointing the way to Trent and The Potteries ;) Oh . . . and WELL DONE on the rescue of the bleating sheep. Good job of helping out on this one.

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