We needed water but we’re not yet ready to head to Llangollen, so today we went across Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, turned around and came back to fill with water, then returned to the moorings we’d left this morning.
Along another valley side, this time the Dee.
Whatever floats your boat.
Looks a bit wobbly to me…
First glimpse of the iconic aqueduct.
Two chaps in inflatables were milling about in the entrance to Fron Lift Bridge so I held off till they’d got themselves sorted out.
A right bend after the bridge takes the canal directly towards the river crossing, clear of traffic as we approached.
…and the river Dee.
There were a lot of spectators to observe us turn around at the north end of the aqueduct, then we retraced our course.
Cefn Mawr railway viaduct is just visible in the downriver haze.
We filled the tank at the water point at the end of the permanent moorings, then negotiated the lift bridge, cruised back along the channel above the river and pulled in at the same spot we left earlier.
A better view of the railway viaduct through the wooded slope of the valley.
It’s been a fine, mild day, bringing out throngs of people on the towpath enjoying a lovely Sunday stroll. This evening the sunset was full of promise for tomorrow, too.
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