....but just a bit different to the Phoenix variety. Thought this might amuse.
I am lucky enough to live in a scenic part of Wales and one of the features is hillside canal that runs from Newport to Brecon. It is over 30 miles long and built around 1800, being originally used to haul stuff like coal, limestone and iron. Now it is just a pleasant boat ride, or a traffic free route to the hills or to link up ride sections.
Having taken a couple of summer shots on a recent ride I thought it would be fun to trawl back through different seasons to show the contrasts;
First three are autumn shots and you can see the river down in the valley below in one of them. There are places where boaters can tie up and brew up some tea whilst enjoying the view over the valley
The lack of water in one section is due to a burst. There have been several bank failures over the years and the results are pretty spectacular
The next three were taken in this years unusually severe January. The roads were lethal ice rinks and the hills had too much hard deep snow to ride. The tow path was trampled enough by hikers to be rideable then.
Finally a couple from a recent ride - quite a contrast. Nice way to get to the trails from the house as well.
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