Sunday 19 May 2013

Loggerheads and Money trees

Hi All,
After the excitement of AmyJo's move to Fernwoods we have had our friends Derek and Vicky staying with us for a long weekend.  They live just up the road from where we used to live in Essex and  Derek has been very good in helping me replace the roof on my garage as the tin roof was sweating so bad everything inside was getting wet.

After the roof was completed we had a day in hand to spare before they returned to Essex and as the weather was behaving itself we decided to go to the Loggerheads country park for a walk.

Brilliant Cycle racks

Interesting Caves

Chris and Derek take in Devil's Gorge

The long climb up hill

Whilst walking past the caves we came across evidence money trees actually do exist though I doubt this one will be much use.  This tree trunk was covered in coins along its 12ft length.  The coins had been hammered into it somehow so they could not be removed.  One can only surmise this was to appease the devil of the gorge


Chris takes the more interesting way down.

After a leisurely 4 mile walk we wanted to do something else so I suggested we tried something I had wanted to do for a long time, so, as we both were getting canal withdrawal symptoms, we then went on and had a stroll along the Pontcysyllte aqueduct   We passed over this in a hire boat some years ago but never had chance to walk it.  Having not long celebrated it's 200 year birthday the aqueduct still does not leak a drop to this day.

A crew of Canadians marvel at the sight unfolding before them

Chirk aquaduct in the distance
A popular photograph

Chris and Vicky start the return walk as another group of Canadians pass over the aqueduct

Whilst in Trevor basin we met fellow bloggers Julie and her husband (sorry did not get your name) on The Cats Whiskers We had a quick chat as they winded their boat before looking for a mooring for the night.

We have not much to report on AmyJo for now but are looking forward to Crick next weekend, then we have a meeting with Fernwoods planned after that.

Hope you are all well and enjoying the warmer weather.


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