This morning was eerily quiet, a thick mist blanketing the distant sounds from the road down in the valley. It was clearer and very still above us on the valley side, though.
Upside-down sheep reflected in the still water
The mist started to lift about mid-morning as the sun cleared the hills.
We were moving on today, but were in no rush. Work on the parapet railings on the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct has closed the towpath for the duration, but also the channel between 09:00 and 15:00. So there was no point in getting off till after lunch. By this time the air had cleared and it was a beautiful but chilly day as we pulled pins and got going.
We had an uneventful trip back to Trevor Junction. Going through the narrows between Wenffrwd Bridge and Sun Trevor I wasn’t concerned about meeting another boat, we’ve only seen two in the last three days.
Around Bridge 34W there’s a view down the valley to Cefn Mawr on it’s ridge, and if you look carefully you can catch a glimpse of the aqueduct through the trees. Just to the right of centre. Got it? Good.
We swung out onto the junction and moored just before the aqueduct at a quarter to three. The barriers were still there preventing boats from crossing and a work-boat was tied up halfway across, but by the time I’d returned from dropping off the rubbish and recycling the way was clear.
We pulled in just across the way, near the water taps. With the sun dropping behind Pen-y-Graig above Froncysyllte the temperature was dropping just as quickly.
We’ll fill with water in the morning before moving on to stop near Chirk Marina. On Friday we’ll head for The Poacher’s, but we’ve a Tesco delivery and Richard from Chamberlain Carrying coming to meet us on Chirk Bank on the way.
Hiya Jaq. I wish I'd have thought of wishing everyone a Happy New Year in Welsh!
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