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Tours 2000, BCN, Severn Estuary, K&A and River Wey

22 - Friday 21st July - Bath to Bradford upon Avon. Kennet and Avon Canal.

Andrew did indeed leave early (6.00ish) on his Landrover retrieval bike ride. He was to drop his Landrover off at Bradford Upon Avon (our evening destination) and cycle back to Bath. He arrived back at the boat at 12.00ish, knackered and in need of a shower! Ian S and Sophie went shopping an we eventually started off at 13.30. The crew were disbelieving that Neil's predicted trip time of 5 hours would occur, in fact it took 5 hours 20 minutes. We shared The Bath flight with a fairly together crew on a Wessex Narrowboats hire boat. We eventually arrived below Bradford Lock at 19.50. This was a barely floating mooring affair, just beside the old barn. There seemed to be excessive linear moorings virtually all the way from Bath. That night we went out in Andrew's Landrover to the Fox and Hounds in Collerne, a fair drive away, near Box. Ian S bought another bottle of decent single malt whiskey, to replace Andrew's, which we had now mostly imbibed!


Leaving the Bath visitor moorings. Bristol Avon.

  Railway bridge, Bath Station to left. Bristol Avon.

Andrew G, just commenting how wonderful it is to be a TNC Honorary member! Bristol Avon.

Looking back at the visitor moorings. Bristol Avon.

Entrance to the Kennet and Avon Canal. Bristol Avon.

Looking back at the Avon from Bath Bottom Lock No 7. Kennet and Avon Canal. 

Looking up the Bath flight from the Bottom Lock. Ahead are the two 1960's lowered bridges that necessitated Locks 8 and 9 being combined to form Bath Deep Lock. Kennet and Avon Canal. 

Looking up at Bath Deep Lock. Kennet and Avon Canal. 

looking back at Bath Bottom Lock No 7. It would appear we will have company in the Deep Lock. Kennet and Avon Canal. 

Bath Deep Lock No 8/9. We have tied up the centre rope to the slip cable. This we release when the boat is nearly up. Kennet and Avon Canal. 

Nearly up in Bath Deep Lock. Kennet and Avon Canal. 

Looking up at Bath Lock, Wash House No 10. Kennet and Avon Canal. 

Bath Deep Lock. The kind of lock where you do NOT want hydraulic paddle gear! Kennet and Avon Canal. 

Coming out of Bath House Lock No 10. Kennet and Avon Canal. 

Coming up to Horse Shoe Bridge. Kennet and Avon Canal. 

Entering Bath Top Lock No 13. Kennet and Avon Canal. 

Bath Top Lock No 13. Kennet and Avon Canal. 

Bath Top Lock No 13. Kennet and Avon Canal. 

Lock cottage at Bath Top Lock No 13. Kennet and Avon Canal. 

Leaving Bath Top Lock No 13. Kennet and Avon Canal. 

Sydney Wharf Bridge. Kennet and Avon Canal. 

Canaltime on Sydney Wharf. Kennet and Avon Canal. 

Looking back at Sydney Wharf Bridge. Kennet and Avon Canal. 

Cleveland House over tunnel of the same name. Kennet and Avon Canal. 

Sydney Gardens Footbridges. Kennet and Avon Canal. 

Sydney Gardens Footbridges. Sydney Gardens Tunnel No2 in distance. Kennet and Avon Canal. 

Sydney Gardens Tunnel No2. Kennet and Avon Canal. 

Leaving Sydney Gardens Tunnel No2. Kennet and Avon Canal. 

Darlington Wharf. Kennet and Avon Canal. 

Solesbury Hill In distance. Kennet and Avon Canal. 

Folly Footbridge over stop lock. Kennet and Avon Canal. 

Bathampton. Kennet and Avon Canal. 

The George pub at Bathampton, Bathampton Bridge in distance. Kennet and Avon Canal. 

The George pub at Bathampton. We stopped at this classic spot in 1994. Kennet and Avon Canal. 

Bathampton Bridge. Kennet and Avon Canal. 

Just leaving Bathampton Swing Bridge. Kennet and Avon Canal. 

Claverton. Kennet and Avon Canal. 

Claverton. Kennet and Avon Canal. 

Claverton. Kennet and Avon Canal. 

Milbrook Swing Bridge. Kennet and Avon Canal. 

Milbrook Swing Bridge. Kennet and Avon Canal. 

Approaching Dundas. Kennet and Avon Canal. 

Approaching Dundas. Dundas Bridge. Kennet and Avon Canal. 

Dundas Wharf. Kennet and Avon Canal. 

Dundas Wharf. Kennet and Avon Canal. 

Andrew G and Ian S. Kennet and Avon Canal. 

Dundas Aqueduct. Kennet and Avon Canal. 

View up valley from Dundas Aqueduct. Kennet and Avon Canal. 

Looking back at Dundas Wharf from Dundas Aqueduct. Kennet and Avon Canal. 

Recent bit of emergency puddling. Kennet and Avon Canal. 

Looks like we got us a convoy! Kennet and Avon Canal. 

Avoncliff Aqueduct. Kennet and Avon Canal. 

Avoncliff Aqueduct. Kennet and Avon Canal. 

Avoncliff Aqueduct. The Cross Guns pub is to the left. We stopped here briefly in 1994. Kennet and Avon Canal. 

Bradford Swing Bridge and Footbridge. Kennet and Avon Canal. 

Approaches to Bradford upon Avon. Kennet and Avon Canal. 

Andrew G's Landrover, our tender for the evenings pub quest. 

The Tour continues....

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