The Brecon Canal is not far from where my brother lives so I was able to combine a visit to him with a bit of paddling.
The first time I paddled this Canal it was on the section from Brecon to the Star Inn at Talybont.
This time I decided to try and start around the same area where I finished last time.
I found the Star inn on the map and another pub with a car park adjacent to the water a bit further on.However when I got there it looked like they mught be busy so rather than occupy one of their valuable spaces I drove a little further up the road and found myself a convenient spot to put in.
The tunnel was ahead of me and all was quiet with nobody coming the other way so I entered and paddled on keeping the far end in sight.
As I got further in it began to get darker and darker but I made my way through without incident and made a mental note not to go through if I was too late back as the light would not be sufficient.
I paddled on under a wonderful green canopy.
The canal is quite narrow and luckily there wasn't much traffic.After a while I stopped for a coffee under this lovely big tree.
Next I came to Llangynidr Locks.There are two then there is a short paddle till you reach the next one. There are some great views off to the side between the locks.
and also from the canal over the valley.
and then I was back in my own little world of green
A smiley face appeared on some hay bales which matched my mood at the time.
It was well past lunchtime and I didn't have sandwiches with me so was looking for the next pub.
I had already passed two but at the time I was a little early and wanted to find somewhere to start my next trip from too.I saw this handy roadside access at about the same time as a passing boat and asked the boatman how far the next pub was. He told me it was quiet a way so I decided to turn around and go back to one of the others.
I made my back to the coach and horses where I was a bit late for meals and the sandwiches were out of date so I opted for a slice of cake with my pint of Reverent James Original.
On the way back I spotted this lovely old sign
and when I stopped for tea I saw this suspension bridge away in the distance but I'm not sure where it is or if it is still in use.
When I got to the tunnel it was looking darker inside so I opted to take the route over the top with my trolley. On the way over I saw this curious cage. I wonder what it is for?
As you can see from this final picture there is still plenty more canal for me to come back and paddle!
Halloween on The Broads 2019 Day 2
November 6, 2019
A Little Paddle to Wansford for lunch. (Well, Sandwiches and a Mug of Tea!)