Sunday, 1 April 2012

And we're off again!

We'd been back at the mooring for 4 days, so a cruise to Llangollen was in order!  Talk about itchy feet, we've only just got back after 6 months swanning around.

View towards Llangollen, crossing the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

Looking up at Trevor hall
View towards Llan

Pontcysyllte visible in the distance

This is why we moor where we do - we've got views like this on our doorstep.  I know it gets busy - very busy - in the summer, but it's worth it.  We're in one of the best spots in the world.
Mum & Tony came along for the ride, then cycled back to Chirk. 8 miles, but all the towpath is done (apart from the Chirk mushy bit where they pushed their bikes through the wood), and the best bit is - it's all flat!

The huge cedar at Arthur's cottage, which is up for auction any day now (the house, not the tree)

At Sun Trevor narrows, with Dinas Bran in front of us
Dinas Bran

Lambs sheltering from the sun under the tree

Lambs frolicking - as they do.

Back in position - Dave at his favourite table in the Corn Mill.
After studying the menu for quite some time and eventually deciding what to have, salivating all the while, we went to order, only to discover that they'd ran out of food!  How annoying.  Just because the sun came out and they'd had a busy time is no excuse - there are shops in Llangollen!  Never mind, the beer was as good as always, and we'll be back.
View from the balcony sitting outside in the Corn Mill - Llangollen Station, though no steam trains were running today.

Sitting in the sunshine, with views like this, a pint of well kept real ale - what more could you ask for - well - food I suppose!
The river level looks very low at the moment - compared to these pics taken on boxing day last year.

We had a couple of nights in the Llangollen Marina, the BW staff had not yet started the summer season, so it we didn't have to pay.  Got the washing done on the free electric, so a good time was had by all.  BW staff were on duty when we left, and the good news is that the price is staying the same at £6.00 for a night's mooring.  We saw the boat Bendigedig on the linear moorings, but no one was on board.  We'll give them a wave when they pass, as their winter moorings are due to expire 31st March.


Graham & Jill said...

We must have been down on the Monty when you went up, sorry to have missed you.

Sue Hunter said...

Yes, you were down there when we went up. We may bump into you this weekend - heading to Ellesmere for Beer Festival in the White Hart.