Thursday, 20 May 2010

Bristol

Scenery changed again on the run into Bristol, it was heavily wooded on both sides as we continued through the valley. Smells of chocolate as we passed the Cadbury’s factory at Keynsham.   Hanham lock completes the 107 locks on the K & A. From here it is now tidal to Netham lock and we have to phone ahead and book in with the lock keeper for entry into Bristol harbour. We have to stop at Netham lock to get a licence and entry into the harbour at £40 for two nights. Which was well worth the visit and anyone visiting Bristol, the SS Great Britain is highly recommended.

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008  Entering Bristol

011 Having going under a very low bridge, we are now in the floating harbour

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The Matthew

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Serenity & Windsong moored at Porto Quay

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Can you spot our boats in the middle distance

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Clifton suspension bridge, tide out

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Nice moorings at Porto Quay, opposite SS Great Britain

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Total lock count: 214

3 comments:

Keith and Dianne said...

Great to see you guys again today. Good luck on the return trip!
You know where not to go aground now and the pubs yet to be visited!
Bon Voage.
Keith and Dianne

p-millhouse said...

what a great adventure,you will have many memories.that propeller dwarfs serenitys !!.enjoy your stay.

Karen (nb Serenity) said...

Thanks Keith and Dianne for coming over to visit. Good luck with your launch, sorry we will miss the open day. Keep in touch.