With Rosie and Jim's help, who we waved goodbye to at noon today, we are now at Bradford on Avon which is a lovely town with many buildings in mellow yellow Bath stone.
One surprise was this Roe deer we saw by the canal on our way back to the boat after looking at the Tithe Barn.
We have now done 156 miles, 143 locks, 24 swing/lift bridges and I have found 7 locations for cappuccinos.
The Roe deer that did not mind the people on the tow path very quietly watching.
The magnificent Tithe Barn built around 1350. The town in fact dates back to 1001.
I just could not resist this somewhat modified mini that was parked next to the canal at Bradford on Avon.
An old mill converted to flats. At one time there were over 30 mills in town- a very rich town
Another fine building.
Bradford on Avon is well worth a visit but the canal is getting very crowded with long term moorers and it is becoming very difficult to find suitable moorings as it is very shallow in places. About 12 hire boats have gone through this evening heading towards Bath so I think we shall try and find somewhere to moor for the weekend and make our way into Bath from Monday onwards next week. Plan B may be to see if we can get a place in Bath marina for a few days. Its on the River Avon about 2 miles downstream. Its on our way to Bristol but also next to a park and ride so easy to get into Bath.
Bradford on Avon Wharf where we are moored.The bulding in the middle is the gauging area where they used to work out the loads that the boats could carry and therefore the toll charge.