Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Chirk and Wales beyond

Unfortunately not by boat. It was in our new (old) car. We have parted company with the ever unreliable VW polo and brought a little bit younger Honda CRV. It is part of a master plan of relocations..... but in reality is a want as much as a need. However so far it has got no2 son back to Leeds with all of his 'stuff' and as the post title describes a recent long weekend to Wales.

It was to take my father -in-law back to Wales where he had lived for 40 plus years and where Rachel did a lot of growing up. We stayed in a great guest house Bryn Elltyd   please give the link a click, you will be impressed as we were, even though we stayed in the pig sty and my father-in-law stayed in the Hobbit hole. It is based in some fantastic scenery with the steam railway running at the end of the garden.

We started the weekend with a stop off at Chirk castle.... worth a visit, I'd have preferred a walk by the canal but I am saving a lot of the Llangollen canal for when we visit it fully on our boat.

A short walk from the guest house took me into this lanscape....

I know steam trains saw off the canals, but who can resist all that fire, water and engineering....

We did electric mountain on Saturday which was also very impressive and the secret bunker in Nantwich on Monday on the way back. I opted out having done it before and took Leia for a walk by the canal, stopping at Adderley top lock and helped a flurry of boats through.

All in all a good weekend, even if the canal links were tentative. But we do not have our parents for ever so it was also nice to be able to be apart of a visit back to Wales.


4 comments:

Adam said...

That'll be Chirk Castle rather than Crick.

Nev Wells said...

Adam.....ooops thanks for that, tired posting !

Les and Jaqueline Biggs said...

Nev
Just about to pass by. Have e mailed 3 days ago from your blog.
Les

Nev Wells said...

Les & Jaq,

Sorry I (we) have been a bit full on with work family and work some more ! Are you at Fradley now? I am viewing a boat Saturday morning otherwise might have been aboard this weekend - might still depending on Rachel's study - she has two assignments to hand in before we head off to Scotland next week. I'd love a cup of coffee and a chat ....