From Bradford-on-Avon to Bath, and back, on a canal boat – 4

Sunset - Bradford on Avon

A final set of images starting with our final evening and a sunset, moored just outside the boatyard we were about to return the boat to the next day; a picturesque mill on the Avon, taken from an aqueduct; a rather tame duck who hitched a lift; Dundas Basin and emptying the bilges; and a shot of the entrance to the North Somerset Coal Canal at Dundas.

Hitching a ride

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  1. Jim Bartlett September 30, 2018 at 15:09 #

    The Dundas photo is my favourite here, David. Like a lot of ‘portrait’ pictures, it is a bit thin for my taste though, and I’d like a closer look at the footbridge and boats. If it were mine I’d crop the top and bottom, maybe until it was square.

    • David October 1, 2018 at 06:56 #

      Well … we can agree to disagree. I don’t think I’d want to crop either of the two Dundas Basin shots. I wasn’t sure which one you were referring to. The portrait one works, for me, because the canal is extremely narrow – it’s the old Somerset Coal Canal. The other one tells a complete story of servicing the canal, complete with crane, so I wouldn’t have wanted to crop it out.

  2. Jim Bartlett October 1, 2018 at 09:15 #

    I’m happy to disagree on matters of taste, David. It was the last photo I was referring to, as the other one is in landscape. Yes the canal is narrow, and it leads my eye straight to the sky at the moment.

  3. Bobbie Ross October 2, 2018 at 23:20 #

    Gorgeous. What a wonderful way to travel along the canal.

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