Dick is concerned about the ATM cash problem and heads into Llanrwst (bet you can’t say that three times fast and correctly) to try the ATM there. So, at 7:38AM he makes a hit on the local HSBC and gets the cash we need without a problem. Ah, the wonders of technology that actually works!
After another usual, but good, breakfast and we head up to the beautiful River Dee Valley. It is a picture postcard area a little east and south of our cottage.
We are going see the World Heritage Site: "The Pontcysylite Aqueduct," built between 1795 and 1805 and still in use today. It contains 18 piers that are 126 feet high and 19 arches with a 45 foot span between each of the piers. It is 1,077 feet long and crosses the valley containing the River Dee. On top is an iron trough that measures 11' 10" wide and 5' 3" deep. It is mostly used by pleasure craft these days but had heavy industrial use through WWII. The drive over, on the A5, is pretty, but slow due to heavy traffic and lots of construction and one lane closures controlled by traffic lights.
We finally find it, after a couple of missteps, including a stop in a local park for a look at the viaduct that carries the train track across the River Dee about a half a mile down stream from the aqueduct. We thought we had found it when we first saw the viaduct. Locals call it "that other bridge." It is almost twice as long and half again as high as the aqueduct.