Saturday 16 August 2014
Grumpy sods. England v Wales
Morning weather in England, cool and calm. Evening weather in Wales, very cool and windy. We had to queue to change countries as the Llangollen starts with 4 locks, with very small pounds between them. Having waited in the queue for some considerable time the mood of some boaters was not so good, whether Welsh or English. The boater in lock one swops places with the boater in lock two in the pound between locks. Given a very windy day and the overall mood of the day inevitably a few disputes erupted in the pounds, mainly concerning on which side to pass. Luckily (?) a canal and river trust employee was on hand to play referee so we made it through unscathed. I can report Welsh canals are identical to English ones, but colder.