Friday, March 09, 2007

Still Need A Canal "Fix"

Travelling to work today on the King Harry Ferry I was catching up on reading the March edition of Canal Boat. I particularly enjoy Adrian Rayson's "Solo Round the System" articles and this one brought back vivid memories. He describes his experiences on the Llangollen canal with "Frilford" and his fear of heights whilst crossing the Pontcysyllte Aquaduct.

BJ and I have crossed the Pont on two cruises. One, years ago on an Anglow Welsh hire boat and more recently on "Twelfth Night" in May 2005. BJ too does not like heights whilst I make a point of looking over the side and revelling in the views.

Perhaps these photos illustrate this, as I was the photographer!

This last one I was leaning right out of the boat over the edge. 128 feet between me and the ground!

One day we will take Epiphany over the aquaduct and up to Llangollen. It is another one of our favourite trips but not to be attempted in the height of summer! The train trip up to the Horseshoe Falls and the walk back along the towpath beside the non navigable part of the canal is very worthwhile and completes the experience. The scenery is spectacular, there are many more moorings now and the facilities much improved. something to look forward to when we have the time!

1 comment:

  1. Dear John and Fiona,
    Thank you for your kind words about my Solo Round the System articles. I wish you every good fortuner and happiness aboard Epiphany.
    Yours sincerely,
    Adrian Rayson on board Frilford


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