Over the aqueduct

On Monday we left very early (6.45) to negotiate the aqueduct whilst it was quiet. The weather had gradually been warming up so it was quite a pleasant trip. I managed to stay on board till we reached the end, when I got off to take pictures. Needless to say I didn’t look down to the left of the boat because the only side there is comes up to the gunwales only. So I looked right towards the railings. Still scary stuff when you don’t like heights.

Approaching the Pontcysyllite aqueduct

Approaching the Pontcysyllite aqueduct

Across the Dee valley

Across the Dee valley

Railings spoiling the view on the other side; but re-assuring they are there

Railings spoiling the view on the other side; but re-assuring they are there

Breakaway coming through

Breakaway coming through

Nearly made it

Nearly made it

Straight after the aqueduct is a sharp turn left to continue on the Llangollen

Straight after the aqueduct is a sharp turn left to continue on the Llangollen

Welsh hills

Welsh hills

Canal art along the way

Canal art along the way

Narrow in places

Narrow in places

Llangollen wharf

Llangollen wharf

Breakaway moored in the wharf. When we arrived it was very quiet and hardly any other boats.

Breakaway moored in the wharf. When we arrived it was very quiet and hardly any other boats.

Tea rooms and horse drawn boat trips in the wharf

Tea rooms and horse drawn boat trips in the wharf

My next blog will be our trip around the town and we also had a walk to Horseshoe Falls (the beginning of the canal). Weather today is unbelievably hot it can’t last.

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