Wednesday (April 10th) we left Willey Moor and headed towards Hurleston. The forecasters were predicting warmer weather but that appeared to be more cloud with the promise of rain. It wasn’t long before we were lifting bridges. 

Raising Lift Bridge near Prees Branch

The electric lift ridge at Wrenbury was interesting as usual, with traffic quickly building up, but the approach is easier from the Llangollen direction because it is straight and not on the angle. 
Blue Pearl passing through Wrenbury Lift Bridge

We soon passed through Baddiley Locks where we moored on the way to Llangollen. A few boats were coming up through Hurleston so we had to pass them in the short pounds. The volunteer lock keepers were helpful and friendly.

Hurleston Reservoir

Leaving the bottom lock were hampered by a boat entering lock. Both Blue Pearl and Albert turned north towards Barbridge and we moored up for the night just before the junction. For the first time on this trip we found the “Shroppie Ledge” underneath Albert. The Kinning’s lent us their floating rubber wheels to move Albert out from the bank.