After a leisurely early morning, we drove past flooded fields to the town of Llangollen.
|A rather full River Dee|
With part one completed we ambled up to the canal, crossing a swollen River Dee, and achieved part two at the cafe next to the canal cruise office. Soup and a sandwich fitted the bill perfectly.
Our narrow boat left just after 12 for a steady cruise along the Llangollen canal culminating in a crossing of the Pontcysyllte aqueduct. This feat of engineering was constructed by Thomas Telford (although he probably had some help) and stands 125 feet above the River Dee.
|A View of the Llangollen Canal|
The walk back was pretty uneventful and fairly quiet, passing a few walkers and being passed by a few cyclists. Luckily, the weather held and I arrived back in Llangollen an hour and a few minutes after setting off.