Mike Sales wrote:Bonefishblues wrote:It's a very odd feeling taking a barge across it - the open side of the barge means one could literally step off into space. Not keen on heights, I'm afraid.
I imagined that.
I also wondered whether one might feel uneasy about the boat veering out of its course and jumping the low wall to land in the river far below!
Hardly any more irrational than the other fears.
That would be impossible - it really is a very narrow trough - you could literally put it in gear and all go in the cabin to have a group cry and let it chug itself across. Of course long before it jumped out, it would likely have fractured the brittle cast iron trough and you'd have plunged 126ft into the Dee below, shortly to be joined every other barge on the Llangollen.
Still, look on the bright side eh?
I fancy taking the canoe up there one day