Thursday, July 12, 2012

Ellesmere to Llangollen
Miles 19.3 Locks 2 Tunnels 2 Lift Bridges 1 and the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct
Quite a long run today but with only two locks to do you can get along. Mind you the two locks at New Marton which are about a half mile apart took an hour due to the queues of boats especially at no 1 where we were fourth in the queue when we arrived. The trip across the Pontcysyllte was great we were accompanied by music as the entertainment for the ceremony of lighting up the Aqueduct for four nights got in some practice. The lighting up is to celebrate the first day of the new Canal & Rivers Trust.

Two aqueducts for the price of one The Pontcysyllte and Chirk. At Chirk there is also a railway viaduct and ( on the left) and a tunnel Straight ahead.

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