Today we were up early and decided to move closer to the big aqueduct before boat traffic started, as many places very narrow and tree lined, so view can be restricted. It’s a lovely area, but the canal current is very strong the closer we get to Llangollen. This is due to the water from the River Dee being directed into the canal at Horseshoe Falls at the rate of 12 million gallons a day. On going through the Chirk and Whitehouse Tunnels, we had to maintain quite a bit of power as going against the current.
We made it to Froncysyllite (not a wrong spelling), a village on the edge of the hillside just before the Pontcysyllite aqueduct. We had breakfast and then went walking to take some pictures as may be too scary when we travel over it in the boat! We have had Cornish weather this morning, with mizzle.
We will probably stay here for 48hrs the proceed along the scary aqueduct. I don’t do heights very well so may just look ahead and breath deeply! Sunday Lunch is cooking and Charlie fishing. Mizzle has stopped and the sun is now shining.