Hooray, finally got an internet connection again so I'm able to catch up with the blog. We were in Llangollen for the Bank Holiday weekend 4-6 May leaving on the Tuesday.
The mooring at Llangollen itself are all chargeable, you pay at the trip boat reception the cost is £6 for 24 hours and has a maximum stay of 48 hours, there is a choice of towpath moorings or in the basin where there is space for 33 boats, the bonus is all these moorings have shore power included and the basin has water taps at the end of every pontoon, what a pleasant surprised I didn't expect that.
We were initially going to stay for one day but there has been quite a bit to do around town and I was making use of the shore power so the washing machine has been working overtime.
We took a walk into the town passing Llangollen Wharf where fifty thousand people per season take a trip on the horse drawn boats. These are the longest running trip boats on the canal system having been established in 1884. There are currently three boats operating pulled by three Welsh cobs, you can either take a 45 minute trip or a two hour one up to Horseshoe Falls.
|Having a rest|
Town is a pleasant stroll passing the steam railway station
And then the River Dee, where we saw three kayaks coming down the rapids
We stopped for a pint and chips at The Bull Inn which is a lovely traditional pub with a really good value food menu.
We had a walk up to Horseshoe Falls where the Llangollen Canal starts at the feeder from the River Dee.
|The very beginning of the Llangollen canal|
|A bit further on and the water is very clear|
|This church is at Llantysilio just a short walk from Horseshoe Falls|
|Lovely little bridge over the still un-navigable Llangollen canal|
|Heron fishing in the River Dee which runs alongside the canal|