Sunday, December 02, 2012

Another Week Gone By..............

A view of Llangollen from the towpath

Another week has gone by. Life in Llangollen is a mixture of the usual boaty chores, shopping, dog walking and leisure activities. This week I've been to Aqua aerobics, some short walks and some long walks with Liz and Connie her dog. We walked the Valle Crucis Abbey circuit one  morning and the route around Barber Hill another morning which left me suitably tired after two hours walking in the hills. As usual some lovely scenery for us to enjoy.

Another view of Castell Dinas Bran

Valle Crucis Abbey and Velvet Hill
Castell Dinas Bran and Llangollen Town

Looking at the news we've been very lucky as the floods did not affect us at all other than a loosening of the ropes as the water level rose just a few inches overnight. The CART men were busy overnight opening sluices to keep the levels fairly stable. The streams coming down from the hills have been raging torrents and lots of temporary new streams have appeared as the water struggled to find a way down. The river at Llangollen has been spectacular  and even the canoeists have stayed out of those raging torrents. A few low lying fields have been flooded by the River Dee as it headed towards the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct.

The Mandarin Duck family (Winter 2011)

I found this picture of the Mandarin Duck family from last winter, we haven't seen them togetter this year.

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