Netham and Glastonbury

Netham (in Bristol) and Glastonbury don’t really have anything in common, except that they shared a film in my Canon T90.

At Netham there is a lock and a weir, and further upstream, there is Brunel’s Avon Bridge. The bridge is a Grade I listed building but unfortunately it has a steel-frame bridge built alongside it on both sides so it is no longer possible to get a good view of it. Fraser and I went clambering and managed to get underneath the bridges. It was quite dark underneath and we were far too close to get a decent picture of the main span, so I had to settle for a picture of one of the side arches. I’m sure there’s a proper word for a “side arch” but I’m no architect 😉

Geese on Netham weir
Geese on Netham weir
Netham weir
Netham weir
Avon Bridge
Avon Bridge

As promised, onto Glastonbury. I didn’t actually venture into the ancient town, but instead explored the area around Glastonbury canal, a couple of miles from the city and mostly now used for quarrying(?) peat. It offers a great view over the city but also has several lakes which attract wildlife, so it is a popular destination for wildlife photographers.

Glastonbury Tor
Glastonbury Tor
Glastonbury
Glastonbury
Glastonbury canal boardwalk
Glastonbury canal boardwalk

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