Monday, November 12, 2007

Afternoon At Caen Hill

Yesterday afternoon we had a wander down Caen Hill and a tea and cake at the Top Lock cafe. Their bread pudding and coffee cake are yumm!

I found this on BBC Wiltshire. Warning - might make you dizzy!

We were saying how lucky we are to have "a wonder of the canals" more or less on our doorstep, actually "boat step"! Even on a chilly, but bright Sunday afternoon there were a number of walkers. Of course the locks were closed. They close at 1pm in the winter.

As we left the sun was setting. There was one hire boat waiting in the evening light.

They would have to wait until 8 am to go down. The lock keeper unlocks the paddle gear and then the locks will be set for them already, as he lifted the bottom paddle after locking them at 1 pm.

There was autumn colour at the Caen Hill moorings in the pound between the top lock and lock 45.

Above lock 45 the setting sun caught the trees and Prison Bridge in the distance

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