Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Finally Leaving Llangollen

Eric had the all clear at the eye clinic so we're finally leaving Llangollen after our 48 hour stay on the wharf. £6 a night including electric so I caught up with the washing and we didn't have to worry about the batteries when watching TV.

Walking the narrows with Ben was fun- I couldn't get a phone signal at first so I had to walk back and tell him it was OK to go then rush back to warn boats there were boats coming towards them in the narrow section. Nearly all the boat traffic was going to Llangollen.

Finally over the Ponvysyllte Aqueduct- after waiting for two hireboats to cross. I actually went to the shop on the Trevor housing estate to get bread and they still hadn't crossed- they'd stopped in the middle fora photo session.We stopped the night near Chirk Marina and the railway line but the trains don't run between 11pm and 8am so it didn't keep us awake.

In the morning we set off again with few boats heading towards Ellesmere, most of them were off to the end.....Llangollen (actually the beginning). We were in luck at Chirk Tunnel as we followed a boat through and across Chirk Aqueduct into England. Bye bye Wales until October. At Poacher's Pocket Ben and I got off for our morning walk, just two locks to do at New Marton before we moored up in the sunshine.

Crossing the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

I nearly forgot to mention we passed NB Beefur having a barbecue with the crew of NB Matilda Rose. Just time for a quick hello in passing. Tomorrow it's new batteries for NB Bendigedig and we really do need them.

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