No Direction

No Direction is our 70ft Narrowboat which is now home to my wife Jayne and myself, it was launched on 4th February 2008.

We spend the Winters in a Marina and cruise in the warmer weather.

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Still In Llangollen.

Moored in Llangollen Mooring Basin.

We paid for 48 hours mooring when we arrived on Monday but we liked it so much we paid for another 48, this was only allowed as the Basin is not very busy.

Moored in the Basin

Today we did a little shopping and then spent an enjoyable few hours on the platform of Llangollen Railway Station, sitting in the sun drinking Coffee while the volunteers who run the Heritage railway went about their work, I could have sat there all day. 

Looking down the track from the footbridge.

It doesn't go that far anymore.

At 12.33 the train arrived and a surprising number of passengers got off, of course the guard and porter were dressed in the correct uniforms
Fancy an Engine Driving Course, they range from £200 to £395

Chuff, Chuff, Chuff.

Later this afternoon I cycled a couple of miles along the towpath to Horseshoe Falls, the place where the Canal gets it water from, the water then travels 44 odd miles to Hurleston Reservoir from where it is then supplied to taps in Chester.

Horseshoe shaped weir.

What a brilliant piece of engineering, keeping the Canal at the correct level and, moving water to the Reservoir, all this and it doesn't use any power.

Any water that doesn't go over the Weir goes through this Culvert under the Valve House.

And comes out here, you can tell by the turbulence that a serious amount of water is coming through.

Tomorrow morning we are off back to Trevor where we hope to moor until our visitors arrive on Saturday.

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