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Jun 1, 2016 - how did they do it?

Another early blast off saw us heading down the tracks to Chester for a 10am arrival. Yes we have forsaken the 3.5 hour bus ride (each way) and ponied up a few pounds to get us to Chester in style (and in 40 minutes!). Then it was just 2 short bus hops to the Pontcysyllte aqueduct. As usual our getting off point was a little hazy but when we saw a parking lot sign for the canal a lady sitting nearby confirmed this was the best place to get off. She and her grandkids also got off & walked us down to the trailhead (very nice of them) before...

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Sep 22, 2015 - Wales - Llangollen

Up to breaky before setting off on the bus at 9.15am (not a bad time of day to start - hehehe. It is raining today and quite miserable. We drove through Horseshoe Pass and due to the weather the pics are not great. It is however beautiful countryside here. Oh oh oh did you know that there are a couple of by-laws that are hundreds of years old in this area that are still current today!! First one is that a woman with child (or pregnant) can urinate in a policemans helmet if there are no toilets available..............yep not sure what he...

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Our European/UK Trip

Jun 9, 2015 - Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and the Llangollen Railway

For the rest of the summer we had decided we would explore Wales so our first stop was just outside Wrexham at a lovely campground but the turn into the gate was a little tight. On our first day we decided we would go and have a look at the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct. The aqueduct is one of the world's greatest engineering achievements. It was built between 1795 and 1805 to carry the Ellesmere Canal to link the coal mines of Denbighshire to the national canal system and the industrial heartlands. With its nineteen spans and height of 38.4...

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