Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Canal travel

During my stay in Cheshire earlier this year, I came across this group of narrow-boat travellers negotiating the lock gates.  

the boat looked very elegant

... and here the different water levels can clearly be seen

Surprisingly, this particular gate was only constructed in 1994

Safely through that lock, the youngsters in the group had raced ahead ready to operate the next one!

It does appear to be a lovely way to see the countryside, but am told you need to be fit to operate the gates (perhaps why this chap chose to bring the youngsters along?!)

(With much sadness I dedicate this post to Lady Fi's beautiful dog Oscar and trust that she may be comforted in the knowledge that her many posts which included his delightful face and activities, brought great joy to the family of photo bloggers and he will not be forgotten)

Linking up with Our World Tuesday


ladyfi said...

Such fun shots.

ladyfi said...

Oh, and I'm so touched that you have dedicated this to my beautiful boy, Oscar. THanks!

diane b said...

Great shots of the canal locks. It is a great way to travel. We did it in France but we had staff on the boat to do all the work.

Gattina said...

I wished I was on this boat, it must be wonderful to travel on a river !

Fun60 said...

The narrowboats travel at such a leisurely pace that it must be an ideal way to view the countryside,

carol l mckenna said...

Wow! Fascinating post and great shots of the canal and various boats for OWT!

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Happy Day to you!

VaishVijay said...

Thanks for explaining the lock gate system in the canals...for fun I've been in this kind of lock gate boating @ Mines, Malaysia, but didn't know that this system was actually in use!

Molly said...

Such an English thing and yes it does appear to be a very tranquil way to explore the countryside


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