Yesterday (Sunday) a group had booked 3no day boats from Anglo Welsh at Trevor Basin, then initially went "up hill" towards Llangollen, then returned to Trevor Basin and continued accross the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct. Here are the first two boats returning to Trevor Basin, dodging the canoes. Here we have 12 on board "Emma", with 2 more people on the bank pulling bow and stern ropes, so that's 14 on the first boat.
2nd into Trevor Basin was "Bella", with 12 on board
and finally "Lotty" with a staggering 20 people on board. These boats were hired, as I said from Anglo Welsh at Trevor, which is just to the right of this picture. The manager of AW saw the boats arriving, and quickly ducked inside his office, so nothing was said. On the hand over documents, which are signed by the hirer, state that the maximum number of people allowed on each boat is 10. The also have a safety briefing which clearly states "keep within the profile of the boat". So here they all go accross the Aqueduct, with the majority of them sitting on the roof.
So much for Elfin Safety!
By the way, we are still here, despite not having blogged for quite a while due to work, cruising and the olympics. Normal service will be resumed as soon as possible!