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.

Friday, 2 September 2011

View From The Bottom.

Friday, 2nd Septenber 2011.
Llangollen to Trevor.
4.75 Miles.

Out of the mooring basin today and stopped at Llangollen Wharf to use the services, exceptionally slow water tap, we then carried on to Trevor only meeting 1 boat in the narrow section, a hired day boat, they reverse 10 yards and we managed to pass.

A Horse Drawn Boat service operates from Llangollen Wharf along the piece of Canal that we can't use. 

The guide book says 14 day moorings at Trevor but most are occupied by Anglo Welsh hireboats, as we continued down the arm under the last bridge the Canal splits into 2 at the old Canal/Railway basin, we took the right fork and moored on the only mooring space, the left fork is home to trip boats, both are dead ends.

Left or Right ?

We chose the right side.

Once we were secured I went for a walk following the path which leads down towards the River Dee under the Aquaduct, if the Pontcysyllte Aquaduct looks impressive from above the view looking up at it is staggering.

Only halfway down the path yet.

The foundations in the River remind me of Tower Bridge in London

Leaning over the edge to try and  get a good shot, then !!!!

Disaster !!!

Managed to snap this one on the way down but no harm done as I landed on my head!

We have arranged for our Visitors to arrive at 11 o'clock tomorrow, Jayne's idea is that we cross the Aquaduct, stop for Lunch at the Aquaduct Inn, and the bring our guests back to Trevor, however my idea is that we go for lunch and then tell our guests to walk back to Trevor.

1 comment:

captainblighty said...

Hi Ray
I am a landlubber but we enjoy seeing all the different types of narrow boats travel along the canal near our village
Birstall \leicestershire We have a great country park on our doorstep as well.