Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Snowy Walks In Llangollen

Snowdrifts at Donkey Hill crossroads

Ben on 'The Pancake' below Castell Dinas Bran

A snowy Trevor Rocks behind Dinas Bran

A very snowy view

Today Liz and Nick were back in snowy Llangollen after a sunny time in Rome, so a walk with the two dogs was planned by text. Liz fancied going up Dinas Bran but with the snowdrifts it took us an hour to get as far as 'The pancake', the flat area below Castell Dinas Bran so we turned around and headed back to the boats. At times we were walking at hedge height on top of a compressed snow path through the drifts in the lane leading to the crossroads.  Either side of the path up Dinas Bran, the snow was over two feet deep and the dogs thoroughly enjoyed jumping through the snow especially Connie.
Lunch followed at the local Italian café in Llangollen called Fouzis, with Eric and Nick. After that it was time to get some food shopping done to restock the fridge. Contractors with spades, bulldozers and dumper trucks were clearing the snow in the main street of Llangollen, so let's hope we don't get anymore snow. There's no sign of it melting by the boats, we had to clear two foot off the boat roofs!
CART finally cleared the fallen tree branches in the canal next to the boats as they head along the narrows to  clear the way to Trevor. I wonder how long it'll take to clear all the falling trees and branches so we can get to Ellesmere when we finally leave Llangollen after the Easter weekend.

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