View from the Aqueduct
Much as we love the housesitting lifestyle we also love exploring some new areas of the country, whether it be the UK or over the channel to Europe. And whats fabulous is that we have some like minded friends leading much the same kind of lifestyle. So its off to north Wales this time.
David and Judy
Nick and Judy on the waters edge
Autumn in Wales, who would have thought it would be so stunning. The colours were outstanding where ever we went, perhaps its was something to do with the very wet summer.
First stop was the huge Pontcysyllte Aqueduct which carries the Llangollen Canal over the River Dee in Wrexham country. It was completed in 1805, in 2009 joined the UNESCO world heritage sites and is the longest and highest aqueduct in Britain.
The view from the aqueduct was magical and fabulous to see the people wandering across it, canal boats meandering through it and even kayakers out for a morning of exercise.
We walked almost all the way up to Horseshoe Falls where the canal originates and then admired the quaint, resort town of Llangollen on our way back.
A crisp still Autumn morning
Next day we headed north to Edinburgh in support of the mighty All Blacks. David and Jude made sure we were dressed from head to toe in black and geared up for some excitement. Murrayfield was packed with 75,000 excited Scots and the atmosphere was fabulous - a great result NZ 51 - Scotland 22.
We spent a couple more days with some great friends in Edinburgh. David and Judy got a good look around the city, though a little damp and even managed to spot an All Black or two! Have to say they were looking a bit battered and bruised as they hoped on the bus - but I suppose that is all part of a good days work!
Back south bound again to find some more good walks, this time in Cheshire up Helsby and Frodsham Hills then off for a good coffee - the ideal way to finish a good walk!
Could this be a Welsh dancing elf?
Almost Christmas, so what better excuse to be drinking bubbly at midday and consuming vast quantities of turkey, stuffing, bread sauce, Christmas pud, trifle and chocolates amongst other Christmas fare. We even found the best the crackers in town to rip apart and play with.
Pre Christmas Dinner