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Monday, May 07, 2012

Pontcystyllte Aqueduct and a Day Trip Out

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Another early start this morning to get through the narrows without too many opposing boats.

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Unfortunately we met a hire boat coming out of this bridge hole, and it took a bit of persuading I needed the deeper water around the outside of the bend.

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The first glimpse of the aqueduct.

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Having moored up at 9:00am we were picked up by a friend, Mile Byrne, in his car and he took us on our tour of the local area, away from the canal. First we went to Pistyll Rhaeadr waterfall.

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Then we went to Lake Vyrnwy, Llyn Efyrnwy.

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Then we treated Mike to lunch at the Plas Yn Dre Restaurant in Bala, all three of us opted for the carvery, and very good it was too.

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Then on our return journey we saw the steam train again, so we stopped at Glyndyfrdwy railway station to catch it passing through the station.

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Exchanging the single line working tokens.

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Keith.

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