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Dry Dock Cottage, Brecon Beacons

Dry Dock Cottage, Brecon Beacons

Postby judgegeoff » 24 Oct 2019 17:34

Great photos Dave, many thanks for sharing your adventures with us. :thumbup:
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"Marella Dream" - Turkey, Greece and Israel 2019
"MSC Orchestra" - Cape Town to Venice 2020
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Postby Gillzajoker » 25 Oct 2019 09:52

Enjoyed those views, Dave, and it looks like you had a lovely day for it. :D
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Postby Dave » 25 Oct 2019 15:44

The weather has been very different today - it was pouring with rain when we got up and it's been pouring ever since!

But of course, there's no such thing as bad weather and we did the walk I mentioned yesterday. We walked to Abergavenny and took a bus to Crickhowell. From there, we crossed a bridge over the River Usk and headed up the hill through Llangattock to the canal. And then we had a lovely, scenic, autumnal six mile walk along the towpath to the cottage in unrelenting heavy rain!

We loved Crickhowell with its narrow, twisty streets and picturesque shops and houses. This is the bridge over the Usk that we crossed on the way to Llangattock:

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These are the steps on the side of the wall that we climbed down to get to the canal:

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We saw very few boats moving on the canal today. We saw this one going under bridge 114 almost immediately though. The bridge next to the cottage is number 95, so we had fewer than 20 to go under on the way back!

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Near Llangattock, we passed the boatyard of Beacon Park Boats from whom we're renting the cottage.

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Near Gilwern, we saw the Llanelly Wharf lime kilns on the opposite bank:

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And that's it. We've had a fantastic week in an amazing cottage in an incredible setting in wonderful South Wales! :D
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Remaining land-based holidays 2019: July - Peak District, August - Harris and Highlands, October - Brecon Beacons
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Postby rdw123 » 26 Oct 2019 07:34

Thanks for your posts and photos Dave. Glad you enjoyed your trip to Wales even if it was a bit soggy at times. Now for the lovely drive home and guess what, it’s raining!
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Postby Gillzajoker » 26 Oct 2019 08:39

Lovely photos, there, Dave - despite the weather. But that's Wales for you! :D
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