Canalboats in the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct in Wales

The landlady at our B&B told us we had to go to the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and see the canal boats running through it.

She was a teacher and had at one time decided to kayak the aqueduct with a bunch of her students. “The aqueduct is high in the sky and has a narrow channel of water running through it…” She was afraid of heights so it was a terrifying experience and she never did it again!

Sign for the walk to the aqueduct.The sign to the Pontcysylite Aqueduct in WalesThis angle, looking down the channel, gives no sense of how high up it was.Looking down the canal in the Pontcysylite Aqueduct in WalesA canal boat making its way down the narrow channel of the aqueduct.Canal boat making its way down the narrow canal on top of the Pontcysylite Aqueduct in WalesThe front of a different canal boat where you can see how high up it is.Canal boat making its way down the narrow canal on top of the Pontcysylite Aqueduct in WalesLooking down at the river from above.Looking down from the canal in the Pontcysylite Aqueduct in WalesWay down.Looking down from the Pontcysylite Aqueduct in WalesThere’s a walk along the bottom of the aqueduct.Looking down at the stairway from the Pontcysylite Aqueduct in WalesHere is an overgrown bench down on the walkway.An overgrown bench at the Pontcysylite Aqueduct in WalesA view of the river from below. The river below the Pontcysylite Aqueduct in WalesAn artwork made of pickaxe heads celebrating the mining history of the area.An artwork made of pick axe heads at the Pontcysylite Aqueduct in WalesLooking up from below.People walking along the canal in the Pontcysylite Aqueduct in WalesMore of the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Change Your Perspective.

15 responses to “Canalboats in the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct in Wales

  1. Many moons ago my friend’s family had a spare berth on their canal boat holiday so I went along with no idea about the route. I don’t like heights so imagine my amazement when we crossed over the aqueduct.

  2. Great shots of the aqueduct, Albatz! I’m afraid of heights, so I was holding on something as I read your photos, haha! Excellent choices of perspectives.

  3. A great subject for this challenge, Elizabeth. I had no idea of how high the canal is until your last few shots. Amazing! I really enjoyed the shot of the front of the canal boat –photo #4.

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