We decided on an early start as we wanted to get through Chirck and over The Pontcysylite Aqueduct before it got busy .So leaving Curly in bed we pulled ropes through rings at 05.55 which has to be one of the best times of the day. It’s probably a good job Curly was in bed as I’m sure she would have made some comment about me resembling this guy.
After passing through Chirk Tunnel it’s only a couple of miles to The world Heritage site of The Pontcysylite Aqueduct (pronounced Pont-ker-sulth-tee) .Although you get a few glimpses of it through the trees on the way through Froncysylite it comes upon you very quickly after rounding a corner.
With Carolyn in her usual place down below as she is not at all happy with this crossing we start our passage across The Stream in the Sky. It’s Curly’s first ever trip across and we weren’t sure how she would react,but she loved it and was looking over the side as we travelled over.
We have been over the Ponty 8 times before and I have never had a problem with the height. In fact there are pictures somewhere on here of me stood on the edge of Inca above the river looking down. But this time for some bizarre reason I had a bit of a funny moment and just had to get as far away from the edge as possible all the way across . I found that I couldn’t even look down and I just looked ahead and concentrated on steering across. I’m just wondering now if it’s a one off thing or will it be as bad on the way back, It may be that I will be down below with Carolyn and then letting Curly steer us across.
After a good cruise we picked up one our favourite moorings anywhere on the system just a mile outside of Trevor. How about that for a view, and the other way looks back toward the Aqueduct . With Curly wanting to do a bit of Fishing we will have a relaxing day soaking up the Sun and the surroundings before heading into Llangollen basin in the morning.