On Top of the World

What a fabulous day. I am buzzing with excitement from the whole experience of today.

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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.

2015-03-12 10.10.13Next 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.

2015-03-12 11.25.39Plenty 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.
Breath taking.
Bit scary…. But totally amazing.
Lots of people were taking photos of our boat as it crossed.
It was just one amazing experience.


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2015-03-12 11.45.54Thank 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.

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Someone recommended that I buy an …a Cornish pasty originally eaten by miners in Cornwall.  Click here:

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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.

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6 Responses to On Top of the World

  1. jan and angus says:

    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

  2. Vicky says:

    What an adventure! It looks very exciting and I enjoyed looking at the pictures you took.

  3. Elly says:

    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)

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