Monday, March 21, 2016

Bye Bye Llangollen

This morning we decided to move on from Llangollen, so we got ourselves organised unplugging the shoreline, topping up with water and getting phones so we could ring each other about  the   narrows.  Liz and Connie accompanied me for a walk and first of all Eric untied and went up to the basin to turn around. We timed it right as we didn't have to wait long before we could do one stretch of narrows. As we got to the end on foot we had to stop three boats to wait until Eric had come through. I walked as far as Sun Trevor to let Eric know if there a boat in that narrow section, but there wasn't so Ben the dog had a two mile walk today.
A view from the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct of the River Dee

All the boat traffic was going to Llangollen and  soon we were ready for a right turn at Trevor but as we came out of the bridge hole 'Jones the boat' sounded his horn to warn up to keep out of his way, he wasn't stopping. Then we crossed the Pontcysyllte aqueduct  all on our own. At Froncysyllte Lift Bridge we had our photos taken, while I lifted the bridge to let us through. We were in luck as two boats were coming towards us and the last one had a crew member willing to lower the bridge ,so I was saved some exercise.

We moored just before Whitehouse Tunnel feeling rather chilly, but inside it was toasty so we're fine

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