The weather here in Llangollen has been beautiful all weekend. I managed to get all the washing done and dried outside in the sunshine, which made a nice change from having to run the drier for hours. This morning Roger's been painting, touching up all the bumps and scrapes under the gunwales that we picked up over the winter. As the forecast is good again for tomorrow we'll turn the boat round and he can do the other side before we set off again. The marina is still almost empty with only 4 other boats being moored here, one of which was here when we arrived and is unoccupied.
We went down into town to try and find somewhere for a roast dinner. Having spoken to a local couple this morning, we tried 2 hotels they'd recommended but both had empty restaurants and their menus were very uninspiring with the meals sounding either "nuked or fried". I wanted a proper roast beef dinner with all the trimmings. It's the only meal I don't cook on the boat as our oven just isn't big enough for a decent sized joint. We'd been in the Cornmill pub a couple of years ago so tried there and had a lovely meal. Rare beef, crispy yorkshire pudding and plenty of veggies, just what I'd wanted. We didn't bother with pudding, instead we each had a large ice cream cone on the way back to the boat.
The sunshine had brought lots of tourists into town and many people were down by the river watching canoeists battling with the current and the rapids. They were very entertaining but that water certainly looked cold!