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Taking a boat down Caen Hill Locks

We had the opportunity today to help take a boat down the Caen Hill flight of locks on the Kennet and Avon canal, between us and Devizes. And to catch up too with our old friends Aouali and Roddy and their family.

Some pictures of the boat and the surrounds. Enjoy, click on any image to see it larger. The locks were lighter to work that I expected - I don't know why I thought they might be heavy just because there were so many, and there were Gongooxzlers all the way down. How great for the businesses around; tea room doing a roaring trade, and plenty of people out. Yet we were the only boat moving. There's an irony here - you don't need many boats moving on a naviagable canal to make it a big success for its area!.













Caen Hill Lockes, Devizes

















Cycling the railway path





Thank you, Roddy, Aouali, and Narrow Boat Limoni

(written 2011-10-15)

 
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  [1916] Why I remember East Grafton - (2008-12-02)
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  [1830] Caen Hill and Olivers Castle - (2008-10-10)
  [1640] Walking on The Wiltshire Downs - (2008-05-12)
  [1635] Spring in Devizes - (2008-05-08)
  [1346] Evening, Devizes and Sells Green - (2007-09-11)
  [1071] Making a mountain out of a molehill - (2007-02-08)
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  [935] Autumn leaves in Wiltshire - Potterne - (2006-11-21)
  [865] Catching the slope - (2006-09-14)
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  [854] Morgans Hill - (2006-09-03)
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  [824] Pictures of Avebury, Longleat and Dyrham - (2006-08-06)
  [809] What to do during a Linux build - (2006-07-20)
  [670] Architectural Heritage - Devizes - (2006-04-04)

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  [4472] Rosslare to Fishguard - foot passenger on the ferry - (2015-04-24)
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  [3815] The Melksham News - July 2012 - Part 2, TransWilts Rail, Wilts and Berks Canal - (2012-07-23)
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