Monday, 25 October 2010

Dowley Gap


Crisp, sunny, cold weather at the weekend enticed me out for a couple of walks along the Leeds- Liverpool Canal towpath - though the sun was playing hide-and-seek behind clouds all the way.  We've had a touch of frost but it has not been frosty enough to bring rich colour into the trees.  It all looks rather anaemic this year.  This bridge, about a mile west of Saltaire, doesn't have a name as far as I know, though it is numbered 206.  It seems to exist for the sole purpose of enabling the horses that used to pull the barges to cross from one side of the canal to the other, because the towpath changes sides at this point.  Just behind the bridge you can see the two-rise lock at Dowley Gap.  It's quite a pretty spot and has the added advantage of being near The Fisherman's pub.  Join me in a drink, anyone?

15 comments:

  1. I like the way that you've framed the lock, with the bridge.

    We've woken up to a very hard frost this morning. That should bring a few more leaves off the trees.

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  2. You bet, see you at 206 and I'll have a half of Waddies 6x.

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  3. Ready to join you with great pleasure!:)
    An other picture for Week-end reflections?..:)
    i like the peace that comes from such places..

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  4. Love the reflection and the green is nice even without colours, but then I'm used to that all the time. It looks a bit cild for a beer do they do hot chocolate?

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  5. How can a bridge just achieve a number status in a place like this, keep a seat for me.
    I once walked with friends along the canal from Leeds to Armley Mills and back. As this is a lot further, the seat may remain as cold as the drinks ! Nice picture.

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  6. Love the circle the reflection makes! A beautiful shot!

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  7. That is a lovely reflection!

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  8. Extremely beautiful picture, Jenny!

    I love it!

    Have a nice Monday!

    B xx

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  9. with pleasure!

    love the reflection in the image.

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  10. lovely bridge and nicely composed photo!

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  11. Who can resist a great bridge like that one reflecting in the water. Beautiful! You really did it justice.

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  12. Utterly charming. Oh wait, I learned a new phrase from James Mark of York - cracking photo!

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  13. Lovely reflection of the bridge. I love walking along canal towpaths. We had a very hard frost yesterday morning but it is warm and wet today! Like the sound of the Fisherman's pub:)

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  14. Yes please. Love to join you :)

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  15. What a very cute bridge! Lovely image, Jennie!

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