Up bright and early today ( 9:30 ) and walked along to horseshoe falls, and yes the falls are horseshoe shaped. This is the source of the water used for the Llangollen canal, a bit of the river Dee is syphoned off to form the Llangollen canal which then makes its way down the canal to a reservoir at the Hurleston locks at the junction with the Shroppie. From there it is filtered and supplies the houses of Crewe.
We came back for lunch and almost took a ride on the steam train through the Dee valley, instead I took a photo of the engine manoeuvring into position ready for the off.
As it costs £6 a night to stay in the basin we decided to do as much as we could today so after lunch we were off up to see Castell Dinas Bran which is the ruins of a castle built in 1260 which was then unfortunately destroyed by fire in 1277, never the less it gave us spectacular views of Llangollen and the Dee valley, with Pontcysyllte aqueduct in the distance.
Statistics so far:-
1154.29 Miles, 775 Locks, 74 Swing Bridges, 56 Lift Bridges, 12 Tunnels