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CribBlog September 21 Avoncliff and Dundas Aqueducts

Moved a couple of shortish distances Westward but interrupted by a week in Sicily at Jason and Cristina's wedding {soon to be linked].

Single handed down from Martinslade Bridge and the Three Magpies pub at Seend down to Semmington Bridge and the Somerset Arms over several days before Ann and Jim joined me at Whaddon Bridge and we continued down to Clavertons .

Missing out the even more boring pics of bow and stern views moored by damp towpaths but had to include the two black ones of a glowworm discovered on the towpath on my walk back in the dark one night from Semmington. One of the advantages of not using a torch is that you get to see things like this. Its a phone pic so a bit low res. The rest of the pics are from our journey from Whaddon Bridge down to Claverton and then a few from my eight mile walk back up the towpath to where I had left the car at Whaddon.


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Walking in the dark towards Semington.


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pushing the zoom on the glowworm.


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Early morning start to get Cribbit in place to pick up Ann and Jim at Whaddon...


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Approaching Whaddon Bridge


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Morning coffee as we get on the go.


Exiting Bradford-on-Avon Lock

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Entering Avoncliff Aquaduct


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Over the parapet.


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Jim saw a kingfisher near here.


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Sj always claims that these are kingfishers. Size is all.


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Approaching Dundas Aqueduct.


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Thats it!


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Moored for the night at Claverton visitor moorings.


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Next day I moved a bit further onto the 14 day moorings then started the walk back for the car.


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An abandoned boat, nature taking over. Even the generator and bicycles still in place.


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Back to Dundas and the entry to the Somerset Coal Canal

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Telephoto view of the
Somerset Coal Canal


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I happily crossed the aqueduct on this side...


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,,, and then found that the towpath disappeared and left me with a cross country trek.


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Looking back along the Avoncliff Aqueduct.


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The view you don't get from the boat.


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Round about now, I was wondering if I would have to take another detour to re-gain the towpath on the other side.


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Then I realised you can go.. .


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...UNDER an aqueduct!


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This a special message for Sj but that no-one was at home.



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