Emerging from Whitehouses Tunnel
NB Bendigedig ( aka Bendy) in the sky!
On Saturday we were woken early by the trains being quite near the line going to Chirk. We were in luck the wind had dropped and it wasn't raining. First of all it was walk the dog while Eric cruised alongside- progress was slow being against the flow of the canal and the dreaded leaves. Ben and I walked through Whitehouses Tunnel and took a picture of NB Bendigedig as she emerged into the sunshine.
We continued on our way as the canal towpath becomes part of the Offa's Dyke Footpath stopping to work a lift bridge at Froncysyllte before getting back on the boat to cross the aqueduct. I was a bit of a chicken I didn't fancy walking across with Ben the dog. The boat looked as if it was flying in my photo but it was very slow progress, the canoes following us across were being held up by us.
Then we turned left onto the final very shallow stretch to reach our weekend mooring spot- Llangollen Wharf. Ben and I walked ahead to check if any boats were coming through the narrow sections, luckily we passed the trip boat in a wider section. The children on the boat were having a great time waving at everyone. Now we're moored up we'd like to stay but it's 48 hours only- nevermind we'll be back.