Another beautiful day, we seem to have brought the good weather with us from New Zealand. An early start so as to avoid the crowds, we wish no I know that it is the Easter holidays so there are bound to be plenty of boats, and sure enough that’s what we got. Mind you I do not get what the big hurry was and we had to let boats go past us only to arrive at the basin next to them.
The canal was quite shallow in places and we were beginning to go aground even without passing boats. My was it worth the effort, it would be hard to beat the splendid views that you get travelling through the Dee valley and of course there is the aqueducts, the lesser known Chirk aqueduct would be remarkable on its own but to then follow it with the Pontcycyllte (pronounced pont-ker-sulth-tee ) was just icing on the cake.
Today we did 9.75 miles 2 Tunnels 1 Lift Bridge 3 impatient boat hirers and 2 amazing aqueducts.
Statistics so far:-
1154.29 Miles, 775 Locks, 74 Swing Bridges, 56 Lift Bridges, 12 Tunnels