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Down to Bristol.       Part two, from Pulteney Bridge to Bristol's floating harbour.

We had a quick walk round the abbey before we set off. An amazing vaulted ceiling and some remarkable memorials to the local, and not so local inhabitants. One was commemorated for being one of the six hundred [from the charge of the light brigade]. His memorial recorded that god shielded his head throughout the encounter and brought him safely home. Seems that someone else just may have kept his head down too.


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Swan on her nest just above Pulteney weir, the ducks rummaging through the nesting material.


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John's [of Bath City Boat trips] narrow boat [and John].


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Dead pike.


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Mike and Ben join us at The Jolly Sailor.


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Egyptian Goose and Canada Geese


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Approaching Keynsham Lock


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Keynsham Lock


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At Hanham Lock, good use of a scaffolding pole and a ball hitch for mooring. I like the dual level landing stage too.


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The ball hitch gives flexibility and the scaffold pole keeps the boat away from the bank.


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Netham lock, entrance to the feeder canal Bristol Harbour. I hit that invisible concrete cill on the way in.


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Dropped Mike and Ben at Temple Meades station.


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Moored in the floating harbour, so called because it no longer dries out at low water and so boats continue to float in it, including Cribbit.


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