River walk & new discoveries

29 March 2007

My car was in for a service so I walked from the Watershed to the garage to pick it up, it was a nice day. On the way I took the river path along the Avon and spotted a group of brick dogs and some old ship works.

The dogs were part of the back wall for the Bristol Dogs Home, but very unexpected.

Brick Dogs

Originally uploaded by Poo Bar.

Then just around the next bend were some old timbers that must have been for drying out barges and other vessels to be worked on. They’re pretty silted up but would have supported a fairly substantial boat in their time. This is a ways up river and it’s amazing to think that serious industry was active that far up such a tidal stretch of water, as you can see, there’s precious little water there at the moment.

Old timbers

Originally uploaded by Poo Bar.

%d bloggers like this: