Jacky and Frank arrived mid day to glorious sunshine. Fortunately we had found them a secure place to leave their car and as we had been in the basin for two nights and would not be allowed to stay longer, we wasted no time before getting under way, to make the most of the weather.
The going was much easier with the flow behind us and we were soon at Trevor and waiting for several boats to come over before we crossed the aqueduct. Frank and Jacky were mightily impressed and we were so luck with the weather, as we got to the other side the clouds started to close in. Back through the two tunnels and over the Chirk Aqueduct when we were stopped by a jam of boats by Bridge 19. Somebody had fallen in from a hire boat, apparently the worse for drink, still better here than from either of the aqueducts.
We knew that the Bridge Inn was just down the road from Bridge 19, now there’s a surprise and against local advise, somebody with a grudge maybe, we went for a drink and stopped for dinner, a typically case of don’t judge a book by it’s cover. A good meal and some fun company from the regulars completed our day.