Tuesday, 4 August 2009

ABC Wednesday - C

LLanfoist
C is for Canal Boats

Today C is in Wales on the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal. Built between 1797 and 1812 to provide a link to the Bristol Channel and carried coal, iron, lime and agricultural products. After its decline and fall into disuse it was restored and reopened in the 1970s as a recreational waterway.
What is nicer than messing about in boats and chugging along a canal
or laying up by the towpath to take advantage of the local pubs. The canal boats are all different colours and some are individual

such as this mining mole. I wonder if this is owned by an ex coal miner.

Of course you can also glide along in a Canoe, on the Brecon and Abergaveny Canal but take care not to capsize
as the water is a rather cloudy, murky brown. A mouthful would perhaps not be refreshing. Although
mother mallard and her offspring probably find all sorts of delicious things to eat.

Curious to see more? Come on over to Mrs Nesbitt's ABC Wednesday to see everyones interpretations of the letter C

15 comments:

~JarieLyn~ said...

This is one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen. My mouth is hanging open and I am in awe of your photos. I love them. The boats are pretty cool, but the canal and the brick building is gorgeous. Love it.

Mara said...

One day I will go and have a holiday on one of those narrowboats or canalboats. Whether it will be in Wales or England I'm not sure about yet....

Babooshka said...

Coming from Birmingham I am a big fan of canals. They can be the most beautiful walkways. Changing locks though, hard work.

Irene Toh said...

The boats look great and it looks like such a scenic ride.

kikamz said...

What a lovely place! i will definitely beg my husband to take me there should the opportunity to visit England arrive. it would be nice to go canoeing with him.

Carol said...

The canals look beautiful, I've not been on one. And the boats are fun looking and colorful.

Hildred and Charles said...

What a wonderful spot to spend a leisurely day...

Leslie: said...

I have friends in England who have vacationed on those canal boats. It looks like so much fun and relaxing at the same time.

Regina said...

Beautiful captures! Thanks for sharing.

Jay said...

I've never messed about in boats on a canal - yet another thing I would like to do someday!

Your pictures are most enticing!

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Hello Joy - lovely photos - I would love to have a holiday on a canal boat. I enjoy looking at them when I visit my daughter in Stratford on Avon. Enjoyed this "C". Thanks for your visit to mine. A

Amy said...

I agree wholeheartedly w/Jay - better than trains! You definitely captured "c" well! And thanks for commenting on my blog - I think the tune made the video.

Tumblewords: said...

How lovely! I could imagine spending some time in a canal boat. Quite beautiful!

Trillium said...

Hi Joy
Your choice for C is a good one! Love the peek at your canal, Thanks! Our historic Chesapeake and Ohio Canal here in Maryland runs along the Potomac River. It is not boatable but has been turned into a national park and the entire length is bikeable along the former towpath used by mules. I've spent many happy hours there.

Q said...

Dear Joy,
A marvelous choice for C!
I have begun a list of all the places I want to visit and things I want to do when I come to Europe...riding in canal boats is on my list now...beautiful. Thank you.
Sherry