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Bow bridge is where the Harbourne river meets the tidal water of the Dart estuary. The lowest of the many watermills on the river is just visible to the right behind the bridge. On the left is the terrace of the Waterman’s Arms pub and in the foreground is the pair of swans whose nest is just beyond the bridge on the left bank. Behind the camera stretches the three km of Bow Creek, a quiet stretch of water, expansive but shallow, with rocky south shore and a sinuous deep water channel, which discourages keel boats and speedboats and so the creek is rich in aquatic birds.

Bow Bridge