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john davies
notes from a small vicar
from a parish
in Liverpool, UK

    Friday, June 16, 2006
    Following the Dee

    Spent a good part of today following the Dee. Well, why take the nice-but-busy A5 all the way out of North-East Wales when there's roads either side just waiting to be explored - quiet, rolling roads with spectacular scenery. So thank you, ancient builders of the routes now named B4401, A539 and A5426; thank you, Thomas Telford, constructor of the awesome Pontcysyllte Aqueduct ; thank you, Saint Dunawd, celebrated monk who is remembered in the name of the mediaeval church at Bangor-on-Dee, where the Dee meanders over the modern-day border and where today I left the river to wind its way towards Chester as I headed home through familial Cheshire lands.