When we visited my grandmother in Llanbradach there was a point at which I always wailed to my parents: are we nearly there yet? This was known as ‘the green railings’ and I think it was near Pontllanfraith. Nowadays my travel takes me further afield and sometimes I can remind myself of what lies ahead by looking at the back catalogue of photos. I have long since lost my parents and sadly they can no longer tell me that we are only 20 minutes away from Granny’s house or 3 days from Venice, via Doha. I wonder if there are any green railings in Doha.
I whiled away some time today looking at images from our last visit in 2008. Here are just a few reminders of what lies down the canal.