Oh boy did it rain through the night – we are rather glad we are off the river. We set off and were soon at Dundas Aqueduct – it was Victoria’s first aqueduct and I thought we really out to break out the champers but we hadn’t got any!
|Entrance to the Coal Canal|
|Waiting at Bradford-on-Avon Lock|
We moved on to Semington where we pulled over for the night. Victoria and I had bought BBQ food when we were shopping in Bath so we decided it was the best night to cook it though it was too cold to sit outside.
After dinner we went to the Somerset Arms for a sundowner. We sat in the garden and were approached by a young boy – about 6 I would say. He asked if he could walk Muffin which we agreed to – just round the garden. Then he went back inside the pub. Next thing he came out and asked us how much we would sell Muffin for – we replied he is priceless to us. He then said that he wanted to buy a couple of the chickens that were in a run in the garden as fighting chickens! He went on to say that his cousin had fighting chickens and he wanted some of his own. We had visions of this cousin being about 20 but he is 7!! The mother then came out and we immediately thought “Big Fat Gypsy Wedding” – it said it all!
Claverton Pumping Station to Semington Bottom Lock
2 swing bridge