Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Hindford to Froncysyllte

Had a very eventful day today. Two locks, two tunnels and an aqueduct. The weather started off promising but after the second lock the wind decided to start gusting again, making the boat a handful on the open stretches. As we meandered our way to Chirk the views got more dramatic, even more so as we crossed the aqueduct with the railway viaduct running along side and the Ceirog valley below. It certainly felt like we could have been flying with the wind still blowing strong. Immediately after the aqueduct we entered Chirk tunnel, followed later by Whitehouses tunnel. Mooring just outside of Froncysyllte saving the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct for tomorrow.

009 New Marton locks


Chirk aqueduct just around the corner


Approaching Chirk aqueduct



032 Chirk Tunnel


Inside Chirk tunnel, 459 yards


Tonight’s moorings


The view of the Pontcysyllte aqueduct, tomorrow’s adventure


p-millhouse said...

great photo's,good views.!!

Ally said...

looks fab..soo jealous..keep the jamiesons till after tomorrows aquaduct though!! love seeing where you are, wish all our boats did blogs!