We are now on our downward passage along the Llangollen. We have been on this stretch now for 5 weeks! We have stayed a while at Ellesmere as we were to have visitors, so made use of our stay and ordered a couple of items, and asked for some post to be sent (up to date in case we need a car) to the local post office. As we have been here since Tuesday there has been nothing exciting to write about, but today we ventured off the wharf arm to just outside by the bridge. It has been quite entertaining here as it is windy and many boats are having trouble making the turn to follow the Llangollen.
This weekend there is a floating market here, but only 5 boats attending this time.
We had a walk beside the mere (anglo saxon for lake), created like the mosses by the melting ice from the ice age, and typical of this area.
Opposite where we are moored is Beech House, which used to be the offices of the canal company, and where it is said Thomas Telford lived while working on the canal. It is now a private dwelling.
We will stay here till Sunday, then move along a bit more as hopefully our post will arrive on Monday. Once we have this we will head toward Whitchurch again. Probably no more blog till then as don’t want to bore readers.