Saturday, 21 May 2016

lots of locks

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Now that Seend Bridge is repaired and the way to Devizes is clear, and now that the hireboats are busy on the lower West End of the Kennet and Avon canal, the heights of the Vale of Pewsey are looking jolly attractive as a destination or a waypoint, to those boaters who've been cooped up by closures over the winter.

So yesterday a bunch of us turned out to help some friends up the locks to Devizes. There's twenty-seven in total, which makes for an energetic day, and they include the spectacular Caen Flight, a staircase of sixteen locks one immediately after the other.

we have tea and cake before the Big Push
...and by the top, we were all weary, achy and hungry. Fortunately, the chip shop was open. Fish and chips is always a good way to end that sort of day.

nearly there! Nipper'll be getting the ukulele out in a minute, mark my words
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