|Taken at 6.45am before the rain|
Every lock today had to be filled, although we did have help at Bradford on Avon by three volunteer lockie's. For once the man actually steered the boats into the lock! Heather and I did ask if they needed tuition!
|Bradford on Avon|
|The trip boat was in the way making it very hard to get onto the landing.|
I'm beginning to see why the K&A has a bad reputation. The nearer to Bath we got the slower our pace. Miles and miles of continues moorers and just when you get to the end of the line, round the next bend it starts all over again. Apparently it will get worse, or so we have been told.
On tickover constantly we thought we couldn't get much slower until we met a hire boat. They had obviously only just started their holiday and were very unsure about steering. Well, we know that feeling 'cause we have all been there, but our biggest problem now is that our prop is slightly bigger then the average boat prop so we travel that bit quicker. To stop us running into his stern we were forever going into neutral. Thankfully once over the aqueduct I managed to grab his attention to ask if we could pass.
|Looking back over Avoncliff Aqueduct|
|Somerset Coal canal branching off from Dundas Wharf|
|Ice cream and sit down at the end of the arm.|
And seen today
|Duck ramp seen all along a section between Avoncliff and Dundas|
|Chained high in a tree.|