Thursday, 21 October 2010

Brecon and Monmouthshire canal

In October 2010 I was staying with friends from college the river Usk near Crickhowell. The weather was grey but autumn colours were bright.  I cycled along the towpath from near Llangynidr to Brecon and back.

Here are some of my photos.  Click for an enlarged view - then click the 'X' button top right to return.

This is the starting point looking back east towards Crickhowell.  From now on I travel west.

    Reaching the Llangynidr flight of locks..... 

    Here a herd of cows decided it was time for food.  They headed noisily to the gate by the bridge..

    Then on to Ashford Tunnel (between Llangynidr and Talybont on Usk). 
    First - the light of an approaching barge

    Then the barge itself

    Further on, this grey bridge backed by autumn colours, is a scene of tranquility.

    The canal approaches the Brynich aqueduct over the Usk.

    It's surprising how difficult it is to take a picture from an aqueduct to show both waterways!.....

    But here is a view of the Brynich aqueduct from the next road bridge looking back

    And here I turned back.  It was a total of about 20 miles - only marred by a puncture on the way back.  The tow path has granite chippings - some of which are tiny and very sharp! 

    So back to my friends - here are some of them:

    And with a switch of photographer - I'm included.:

    Thanks for looking!

    And we all keep remembering......

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