Monday, 20 December 2010

Bridges in the snow.

IMG_0003 Gongoozlers Rest Hepzibah

This is one of three cast iron bridges in Braunston that were made at the Horseley Iron Works in c1830. Looking out from the marina entrance are two little boats, Hephzibah and the friendly Gongoozlers Rest Cafe. If you are in search of a good English Breakfast with a mug of hot tea and want to find out what is going on in the locality, this is the place to be. You have to watch your drink though when other customers come aboard. Last week the little boat ‘Hebe’ was circling around here breaking up the ice to great effect, but I think it has got thicker now.

IMG_0007 The Admiral Nelson

The Admiral Nelson stands at the end of a long narrow lane overlooking Lock No 3, which is very busy with customers in the summer watching the boats locking by. The farmer drives over this bridge on his tractor to take his animals their fodder. The temperature has not been above zero today, so we have spent the day onboard keeping warm.

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