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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Maesbury Marsh to Gronwyn Wharf and Beyond

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Canal Central

Sunshine this morning was rather nice to see. A short trip today to Gronwyn Wharf, the present limit of navigation. Leaving our mooring at Maesbury Marsh.

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Canal Central, beyond which is where we were going to moor, having winded.

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Croft Mill lift bridge.

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Gronwyn Wharf, and the winding hole.

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I returned to Croft Mill lift bridge to pick up Jo who had waited there with the bridge open, whilst I winded, and we returned to almost back to Canal Central, and moored up. Jo prepared a packed lunch and we set off to explore the restoration work and beyond. This is the present limit of navigation at Gronwyn Wharf.

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End of the watered section.

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Restoration work in progress at Redwith bridge No.83.

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I hope they remember to put the plug back in before they let the water back in!

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Future work to be done.

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Pryles bridge No.84

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Approaching Crickheath bridge No.85.

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Bridge No.86 has disappeared.

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View from where Bridge No.86 should be.

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Bridge No.87.

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The further we went, the more the canal bed is overgrown.

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Bridge No.88 at Pant.

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Bridge No.89 also dose not exist any more.

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Part of the railway viaduct, crossing the road, alongside where Bridge No.89 should be.

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The lime kilns between Pant and Llanymynech.

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Bridge No.90.

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Just beyond Bridge No.90 we found this bench and sat and had our packed lunch.

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Just beyond the bench was this mile marker, and this was where we turned around and headed back, 6.6miles in total. We should have taken our Nicholson’s guide with us, as we would have then known we were very close to Llanymynech and would have carried on!

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Keith.

2 comments:

Perry said...

Thanks for posting these photographs. Here is a link about the Monty that may interest you.

http://www.montgomerycanal.me.uk/montgomerycanal.html

Keith (Boatman) said...

Hello Perry, I had already visited that website prior to visiting, and very helpful it was too. I have been trying to contact the Friends of the Monty, regarding our visit with our working narrow boat, especially about some publicity for the canal and it's restoration but I still have had no response back. Oh well I tried :-))