Friday 16th September, 2016 near Frankton Junction.
We left lovely Llangollen early this morning with some reluctance but with a wealth of happy memories.
There are three sections on the four mile arm between Llangollen and Trevor where the canal is so narrow that only one boat can pass at a time. Each of these sections is a few hundred yards long, so there's a risk of meeting a boat coming the other way in the middle. To prevent this, we did two things. Firstly, we started at 6:15 in the morning, 15 minutes before sunrise.
M said that it was magic watching the sun rise over the Vale of Llangollen as she walked along the towpath.
The rising sun illuminated the aqueduct as we sailed on towards Chirk.
Trip: 365 miles, 245 locks and 265.9 hours.