What a fabulous day. I am buzzing with excitement from the whole experience of today.
The day started off at Chirk where friends Angus & Janet met us as they wanted to cross the aqueduct also. Angus brought his bike on-board as he was going to have to bike the whole journey back so he could pick their car back up. All went to plan. It was fab.
Chirk Aqueduct first which was great crossing seeing all the countryside below and beyond.
Next was Chirk Tunnel. We had to wait for one boat to come out and whilst we were waiting there was soon a queue of boats behind us. Luckily we were first.
Plenty of cups of tea on the way and then we were ready for it….the whole reason we came this way…The Pontcysyllt Aqueduct.
I have seen lots of photos of it and also many reviews on TV but when you are actually there experiencing it for yourself it is just amazing.
What a spectacular view.
Bit scary…. But totally amazing.
Lots of people were taking photos of our boat as it crossed.
It was just one amazing experience.
Thank goodness the weather stayed dry for the whole trip and it only started spotting with rain just as we were about to moor up in Llangollen.
Off we all went for a fabulous lunch in The Bridge Inn.
With our bellies very full we then took a walk around the town.
Someone recommended that I buy an …a Cornish pasty originally eaten by miners in Cornwall. Click here:
I have taken so many photos and we have had so many laughs that my head hurts with laughing.
Six and a half days of travelling on the boat and we made it!!! It was well worth it.
We are staying in Llangollen now until Saturday morning and then we shall be making our way back.
What happy memories looking back at these photos.
fab best day ever and dopey loves the pics xxxxxxxx
It has been fab!! Angus is just so funny. Never laughed so much! The chair/stair incident was funny!! You were just making me laugh watching you laugh. Great day and lots of happy memories xxxx
What an adventure! It looks very exciting and I enjoyed looking at the pictures you took.
Thanks Vicky, it has been great and we get to do it all again on the way back 😊
Hi Clare, What a great day you had. We loved crossing the aqueducts too. Isn’t it exciting!
Hope you’re all well. We sure miss everybody and the boating life too.
Elly (ex. nb Parisien Star)
Hi Elly!! How wonderful to hear from you. Yes, it was very exciting and we get to do it all again on the return journey tomorrow. Hope you and Mick are doing well. Xx