Wadworthshire and the locks of Devizes

Trip Start Jun 20, 2012
Trip End Aug 05, 2012

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Saturday, June 23, 2012

This is the English canal with the most locks along it. We arrived in the town and had 50 minutes of searching after Arwen swore herself blue in the face that she didn't need to look up directions before we left and refused to ask a local for help once we got there. She seems to despair over the idea that she doesn't know this area very well.

The canal and the locks along it aren't anything particularly spectacular to look upon, but I found it very interesting to have been able to watch them in action as they filled each lock to raise waiting canal-boats up-water.

I took a walk around the area and there were some beautiful scenes: two majestic swans with six cygnets, upon the lake; a boy and his puppy running alongside his Dad's small boat as it was lifted each level, by the locks; and rolling fields of green and yellow flowing down the hillside, leading to a town in the distance which was dominated by a gothic-style church tower.
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Beautiful. I remember watching this happen when we were in Britain when I was 16. The man that we were following on foot as he took his boat up the canals then invited us onto his houseboat for a tour. Was fun.

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