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A Swansea Ramblers social on the Tawe

6th June 2013

Leader: Peter Jones




Swansea Ramblers do more than just Gower Walks and Swansea Walks.  We also enjoy social events and our social secretary, Peter Jones, arranged a cruise up the Tawe one sunny summer's evening.  We had a lovely time sailing up the river almost to the Liberty Stadium.  After the walk we went for a drink then a Chinese buffet.  If you'd like to try a walk then do come along and find out what all this Swansea Walking in the great outdoors is all about.  It won't cost you anything to come along and see if walking is for you.  If you get the bug and want to walk or stroll regularly then you can also become a member.  Just ask us about the walks we do when you join us for a Swansea Walk.





Photographs of the Walk



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Social Secretary: Peter Jones


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Helwick Lighship alongside our cruise boat


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Keeping a beady eye on us


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The boat has arrived


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Mooring the Black Prince


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Making our way on board


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Boarding one at a time


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Ships forming part of the National Maritime Museum collection


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Approaching the Pump House


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Modern lock gates


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On-board, the guide tells us about the journey


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The old Ice house


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The new Sail bridge


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The old railway bridge


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The new rowers!


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Lots of very important history occurred along the Tawe


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And our guide tells us about Copperopolis


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New history of the Premier League Stadium


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Peaceful to row along the river but I bet they are working hard!


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The historic dock at White Rock


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The 'SAD HOUSES' at Morfa
Well they always have a sad expression



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See what I mean?


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More copper history
If you get the chance, join our Professor of history,
John France on one of his fascinating history walks.



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The old and historic Bascule bridge blocks our way upstream


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Boys will be boys!


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Bet that's cold!


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Hope he comes up for air!


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Heading back down the Tawe


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He's behind you!


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You What?


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Part of the extended roundabout system we all get stuck in!


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Now there's someone unconcerned about traffic


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Well maybe water traffic!


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The barrage in the distance


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Coming back into harbour


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Nearly docked and there's the Tower


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Off we go in search of our Chinese meal





Ordnance Survey map of the route walked
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(Can be reset to original dimensions by refreshing the page)
Green Swansea Ramblers logo markers where present can be clicked to provide more information



All photographs Copyright  Andrew Morgan 2013
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