Chirk (Again)

On Sunday we left Llangollen after visiting the local shops - so we had a leisurely start. The weather was still cold and dry and we followed a number of other boats down towards Trevor.

Leaving Llangollen

Going through the narrows near Llangollen

Maggie strolling along the towpath near Llangollen

Blue Pearl & Albert moored up for lunch at Sun Trevor. Although the sun did not break through the high cloud the views along the Dee Valley still impressed. We crossed the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct in a line of a number of boats - it was quite busy. With no sun we didn't quite have the views we had on Friday.

A busy Sunday on the aqueduct

The  tight gap between the boat and trough edge on the aqueduct 
(the gap is about the same on the other side)
Albert crossing the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

Newbridge Railway Viaduct near Trevor seen from the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

Once you turn at Llangollen you start travelling downstream. This is because the Llangollen Canal has a flow towards Hurleston Reservoir. This greatly reduced the drag going through tunnels and other channel restrictions such as bridge holes. The Chirk Aqueduct which has a particularly tight channel, because the towpath is solid and not suspended, was much easier to cross on our return.  

Blue Pearl leaving Chirk Tunnel

Blue Pearl Crossing the Chirk Aqueduct
Welcome to England

We moored up just after crossing the Chirk Aqueduct, close to the Poacher's (Pocket) near Rhosweil. Unfortunately, this was the first of several nights when we found the 3G reception poor. We couldn't post, hence the delay in posts.