Monday, June 04, 2007

We decided to get off early to avoid as much traffic as possible through the narrow sections this side of Trefor. So we were up bright and early, and on the move by 07:15.
Last night’s rain has eased, leaving a cool, damp, misty morning.
We had to go down to the basin to turn around, and, even with the early start, we were still behind 2 other boats on the way out of Llangollen.

Back from the basin after turning around
Llangollen from the canal
Out from the narrows there are superb views over the Dee valley

Dee valley and dog walker
We reached Pontcysyllte Aqueduct at around 09:00, and were able to go straight across. Standing on the opposite side of the boat from the towpath, it looks a long way down!

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct
Another hour saw us back over Chirk Aqueduct and back in Shropshire. We motored on until 12:30, when we stopped just before the New Marton locks. Enough for today. After the fast run up the Lllangollen, we’re going to take it steady on the way back and enjoy the scenery.

Locks none, Miles 11

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