The Kennett and Avon Canal
After the forest we set off again through the Wiltshire countryside to go to our next stop. After parking in a lay-by we walked to a small bridge over the canal. We turned right down a steep path to the canal.
The view we were aiming for was the canal through the bridge with the houseboats beyond.
We had helped carry our lunch from the cars and we stood on the towpath enjoying rolls, fruit and crisps in between grabbing more images. We were not the only people on the towpath and we had to make sure to move tripods and to not fall in as we dodged the passers-by. Our late lunch was of great interest to the passing dogs!
We were lucky to be sheltered by trees as there were a couple of rain showers while we were at the canal.
Bowood Lake and cascade
Our last site of the day was Bowood House. This was the last day that the gardens were open to the public. The gardens had been laid out by Capability Brown and had one of his signature lakes. Our objective was the Doric Temple at the other side of the lake. As we entered the gardens an RAF Atlas (Airbus A-400) flew over us.
At the lake we had Bowood House behind us up the slope.
In front of us was the lake . . .
… and the Temple.
We then walked beyond the head of the lake to the Cascade waterfall.
At the Cascade we practised using slower shutter speeds to capture images of the water.
We then drove back to Lacock for another round of tea and biscuits while Robert summed up the two days.
he showed us images of places that he visited. The first image was when he first went there and seond and subsequent images were when he had timed his visits for the weather or the time of day. This emphasised the importance to us of knowing when to visit places and started our quest to document potential sites local to us.
We will now be on the look out for Robert’s next book scheduled to be published in early 2020 on photographing sites in Wiltshire.