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At Sydney Wharf boatyard we passed this unidentified converted icebreaker.

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Sydney Gardens tunnel.

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A wooden narrowboat (the name of which I can't recall)...

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And an iron BCN joey, now motorised.

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We tied up at Avoncliff beyond the aqueduct. From the towpath we could see the picturesque but decaying water mill. Apparently it has no road or foot access, and hence remains unoccupied.

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This boat has a turf roof!

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Bradford on Avon.

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A pair of ex working boats.

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We arrived at the bottom of the Caen Hill flight to find several 6 boats waiting to go up next morning. And shortly before 8.00 next morning, two more tried to steel a march on the rest of us by coming up the locks behind and attempting to steam past us into the tail of the bottom lock. After some vigorous discussion they agreed to wait their turn, but had to wait in the lock as there was no room to moor.

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Caen Hill flight in the morning sun, Fulbourne moored inside against the towpath.

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We were asked to partner John and Karin aboard "Fern" up the locks, since they were the first of the waiting boats to have arrived the previous day. Here we are departing, having slipped our inside mooring.

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Ascending Caen Hill.

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Near the top of the flight we encountered this wide beam shell being bow hauled down the flight. Apparently it is to be fitted out at the bottom of the locks, but the nearest point it could be craned in was at the top of the flight!

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Clare and Pippa in Devizes top lock.

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We passed ex FMC wooden motor Clent.

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Good to see that this wooden swing bridge has been renewed in wood, rather than the often unsympathetic steel version usually found.

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Another ex-working pair, Almighty and Kestrel.

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We passed a sign asking us to slow down for moored boats. It was so unremarkable that I didn't photograph it, but around the corner was this follow up!

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Unlike its fellow we passed earlier, this wooden swing bridge will never swing again.

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The white horse near Alton Priors.

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Another odd notice, although it looks as if someone has disobeyed this one and caught the notice in the process.

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This was the closest we could get into the bank at Pewsey Wharf, despite this being the official visitor mooring!

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Queuing at Wootton Rivers.

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Wootton Rivers Top Lock

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Leaving Bruce Tunnel.

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Crofton Pumping Station

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We tried to moor at Great Bedwyn, but couldn't get anywhere near the bank. Royden, the boat in front was having the same problem.

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Royden found a suitable spot, and invited us to tie up alongside. Royden is a modern 69 foot trad boat, with back cabin and powered by a Lister JP3M.

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However the similarity of the sterns is not repeated at the bow.

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