Monday, 11 July 2011

Llangollen To Ellesmere

We moored in Trevor on Saturday afternoon next to Lyn and Tony on nb Cheddington.  We were the only two boats moored in the Trevor Arm!


In the afternoon we took a circular walk over the Pontcysyllte aqueduct through the village of Froncysyllte and then back under the aqueduct.




After dinner (roast lamb) on our boat we spent the evening with Tony and Lyn sitting out on the deck of Nb Cheddington.  It was a lovely warm evening and we all sat out to nearly 10.30pm.  Hope to meet you both again soon.

Sunday 10th July

We set off on Sunday morning across the Pontcysyllte aqueduct.  Tremendous feeling entering with no other boats in sight.



Doug calmly at the helm 127 feet up in the air and 1000 feet of channel ahead.



James not so calmly at the helm!

After some heavy rain around lunchtime, we passed through Chirk tunnel and then Chirk Aqueduct. It’s an easier journey back as we’re going with the flow of water.



The rain just starting around mid day but we continued on to Ellesmere to meet up with Jan and George on nb Mr Bo jangles.  As we arrived the sun came out and we were welcomed by Jan and George with a bottle of champagne on the towpath!


nb Mr Bojangles with nb Chance moored behind.

We had a lovely cold buffet meal aboard nb Mr  Bojangles and a very relaxed evening was had by all.040



Thank you Jan and George for a lovely warm welcome and hope to catch up again later in the week. “Mr Bojangles” is a beautiful boat inside and out (as we would expect from you both!)

Trevor to Ellesmere 15 miles and 2 locks

No comments:

Post a Comment