Monday, August 30, 2010

Day Eleven July 23rd - last full day with the boat

Today would be our last day as a group of six.
My daughter and I were up early and took a walk from our mooring spot up a big hill to the castle ruins above Llangollen. My daughter was hoping to find Cinderella's castle, but instead, she says, she found a broken castle. She did a heck of a job on the walk.
We first had to cross this wonderful bridge, which was near where we moored.

After a very big climb for such a little lady, with just a few shoulder rides, we got to the castle over looking Llangollen.

We met the others on our way down, on their way up.

John N. got some wonderful pictures from up at the top.

The view of the town was fantastic,

and when we returned to the path by the boat we could look back and see the castle ruins.

We spent most of the morning in Llangollen because we didn't have far to go in the boat today.
We had lunch at The Corn Mill out on the deck.
We even had a couple kayakers pass while we were there.

The pub area was nice also.. . .

After lunch we got back on the boat and started to make
our way back towards Chirk and our last night on the boat.
First we had to turn the boat around in the narrow canal by Llangollen.

We motored for a little while, then stopped for an early dinner at our last pub on the canals.. . .
The Sun Trevor.

Looking back the way we had come was a great view of the ruins above town.

We had to pass over the the aqueducts again, this time Robin took a turn at the helm. . .

While Babsi took a closer look at the drop. . .

We moored just a few minutes from our ending spot for the next morning.
I would love to go back and do another canal trip some day.
What a great way to travel.

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