So the three of them set off from the moorings for a picturesque potter, armed with a chain saw due to a large branch blocking the canal just past our moorings - which they cleared with ease. Unfortunately, when they got to Chirk Marina there was no power - so no pump out. Not a problem, (they thought) and they continued on to the Lion Quays with the intention of returning to Chirk for said pump out the following day. Another bit of bad luck - the Lion Quays had no real ale on. On Saturday morning they set off from LQ's to get that pump out, unfortunately there was a rather large tree blocking the canal at Chirk Bank. They then moored the boat there, and started to walk back to the moorings to retrieve their landrover - a manual pump out was on the cards. So they walked the 4 miles back to the moorings in two foot of snow, taking these photos on the way....
Fallen tree on the Chirk Bank side just after Chirk Aqueduct
This tree just missed the boat moored in the 'layby' at Chirk Tunnel
Another one along Chirk cutting
Between Irish Bridge and Glen Coed (I think)
After reading NB Bendigedig's blog, Elsie writes that the top end of the Llangollen is also blocked due to the number of fallen trees - but I don't know exactly where they are.