After a great night's sleep, we felt so privileged to wake up to this view from the front of our boat:
It was so quiet and peaceful. Breakfast was a very simple meal (having discovered that I forgot to buy butter we couldn't really cook bacon and eggs, and toast without butter didn't quite fit the bill either). The boat comes fully equipped with shower, toilet, galley, lounge chairs, footstools and two very comfortable double beds.
The boat is named "Glyndwr" which is Welsh for "prince".
The Canal is quite narrow, particularly so at the bridges. One has to be very aware of boats coming in the other direction.
The highlight of the day was most definitely going over the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct which is very long and high! There was very little between us and the edge. It was so comforting to learn that the aqueduct was built in 1805 and the mortar used contained lime, ox blood and water. It was amazing to think that this great engineering feat from so long ago is still functioning now exactly as it was designed to do 111 years ago. I wonder how many of our current engineering wonders will have such longevity?
The view from the aqueduct
Not a whole lot of room to move!
It is SO peaceful and quiet!
The boat really is quite long (57ft to be exact)
There are a variety of ducks for company. They are not at all worried about the boat.
We passed many privately owned boats. Some of them include a pot belly stove (ours doesn't but it does have very good heating).
We moored our boat at Llangollen Wharf and enjoyed a leisurely stroll into the town where we had dinner.
A really great day!