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After crossing Llangollen Bridge  
   

After crossing Llangollen Bridge

This was the view back across the fast-moving river that flows through the middle of the town. Because the river spills out of the nearby mountains and is just too fast-moving to be navigable (except by 21st Century canoe daredevils), a canal was constructed parallel to the river. Incidently, Thomas Telford was responsible for much of the construction along this 46 mile canal system.
Day Five (Across the Irish Sea to Wales)

July 17th 2006
No ghosts and no breakfast again. But we were up early in order to head out to the docks for our ferry ride over to Wales. James was in a big hurry to beat the anticipated rush hour. We had already said goodbye to our Irish bus driver Patrick after our city tour the previous day. Today we had a new driver and bigger bus to take us to the docks. It was a good thing we had more room because eve ... read more
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