To further enhance our Ponty experience, Derek took us back over the aqueduct. The furious wind made the trip a little scary, and the pedestrians on the aqueduct were walking across rather aphrensivley. Turning around at the winding hole, we did the return trip with Robin at the controls. Luckily the wind had dropped so that made the crossing much easier.
Robin at the controls on the aqueduct
Taking an after dinner walk in the early evening, we wandered down to the basin again. A bright light pierced the darkness as a boat slowly started it's crossing over the aqueduct. Slowly but surely he made his way towards us. No wonder he did it so easily in the dark, he was a local.
Pontycysllte Aqueduct became a Scheduled Ancient Monument in 1958, and is also a Grade 1 Listed Structure. The aqueduct and the surrounding canal is the UK's 2008 nomination of a Worlds Heritage Site. The proposal will be examined and a final decision made in 2009. Surely it must be successful.