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Landguard Scavenger Hunt with Gill Moon

The idea of the Scavenger Hunt was to start with a list of words supplied by Gill, and your task was to walk the area with camera in hand and match what you see, to the list of supplied words. Open to interpretation, and nothing is really wrong - just your viewpoint matters. It`s great fun and certainly makes you observe your surroundings very carefully. The first image is in fact not in the hunt for me, although some people used it. It is in fact  a Thames Barge returning from the Pin Mill annual barge race on the previous day. Thames Barge off the coast at Landguard Point Image 1:   Person in the landscape . I thought she fitted the bill but I must confess it was initially the dog which attracted me. Image 2: Nice easy one in that area - Ship or boat. Image 3: Natural and man made Image 4: Repetition - railings and containers. Image 5: Curves or lines Image 6: Part of something Image 7: Historic or old - easy with the old fort next to you! Image 8 & 9: I cheated a bit here and

The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

The start of our short break!  First a family visit, and then onto the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct. The pictures and write-up sounded good. so we were looking forward to seeing it. Approaching our destination, we stopped for a while to admire the river Dee as it flowed through the town. Noisily (above) and peacefully (below). And then our first sight of our objective. Designed and built by Thomas Telford and Williams Jessop, Pontcysyllte means 'the bridge that connects', a magnet for those who want to experience one of the most remarkable achievements of the industrial revolution. You can walk across Pontcysyllte, or save your legs and take a leisurely boat ride - we did neither! Well, we did walk underneath and along the path to the edge of the bridge. The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct is a navigable aqueduct that carries the Llangollen Canal across the River Dee in the Vale of Llangollen in north east Wales. The 18-arched stone and cast iron structure is for u