Canal Images

     The Chirk Aqueduct, 696' long, has masonry arches supporting a stone-clad cast iron trough. It opened in 1801, and carries the canal 70' above the river Ceiriog, which forms the boundary between England and Wales. Our first aqueduct, hence the most memorable.
     Runnning parallel to the west is the Great Western Railway viaduct.
     On left facing north is the Chirk Tunnel, 1,377' long.
There are lots of tunnels,
with the tow path inside them next to the canal.
We went under lots of bridges,
some of them sporting blind curves nearby.
Some bridges are at road level, and are drawn up to let boats go by; some are brick solid .
The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct is a gem. It is 1007' long and carries the canal 120' above the river Dee.
The edge of the aqueduct is not for the faint of heart aboard the narrow boat.
Sometimes the canal meanders through wooded areas, sometimes it is straight and wide enough
for moorings and passings, and sometimes there is a passing bulge.
Last but certainly not least, the intrepid crew of the narrow boat, Peggy.
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