* Phil's canal boat Seren.
* Phil Thane at the helm of Seren.
* Phil Thane has plotted the course of his canal journey from Bedfordshire to Llangollen.
A former local town councillor will cast off tomorrow (Tuesday) on a three-week canal boat trip to reach Llangollen in time for next month’s International Eisteddfod.
Phil Thane moved down to Potton in Bedfordshire just over two years ago and has since rebuilt an elderly boat named Seren.
Phil, who is a technical author by trade, is writing a blog on the voyage through the canal system for the Waterways World magazine - and he’s also going to keep llanblogger readers up to date on his progress, which involves 316 miles and 232 locks - each way.