Thursday, 1 March 2012

Happy Saint David's Day

We had another glorious day again yesterday.  Perfect weather for crossing the aqueducts, but this time my bottle went and I had to sit in the engine room while we crossed the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct.

This sculpture is on the Trevor side of the aqueduct
And this one is on the Froncysyllte side,
near the lift bridge.
This is an unusual view of the
Pontcysyllte Aqueduct,
taken through the bushes by the lift bridge

Last night we moored at Chirk Bank again, so that we could go into Chirk village this morning to stock up before we go down the Montgomery Canal tomorrow.  We also paid a visit to Chirk Trout Fishery & Smokehouse and bought some very fresh trout. So fresh in fact, that the guy had to go and catch them first.

We’re now moored at Frankton Junction, ready to go down the locks tomorrow and onto the Mongomery Canal.  We’re not sure how long we’re going to stay down there although the maximum is 14 days. We have to book 48 hours in advance to come back up the locks so it’ll depend on what we find down there, but as there’s only 7 miles of navigable canal a lot of it will also depend on the weather and how much walking we can do.


Adam said...

The Navigation at Maesbury Marsh had excellent food when we were there a couple of years ago, and still does, according to some bloggers who were there last week. Highly recommended if you fancy a meal out.

Rojer said...

As a sufferer from acrophobia, I sympathise. Some of the sights I've missed and places I just can't go to. In 197x I had to be carried down from the Whispering Gallery in St Pauls. The Montgomeyr looks beautiful. Happy travelling, love your blog.