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Old 13 August 2013, 05:50   #1
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Canals and Locks!

For now, we're getting used to being on the water via inland routes, i.e. canals etc - I just sincerely hope that we never stumble across this sight:

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Caen Hill in Devizes so not very far from you!
Apparently it takes a day to use. It doesn't look that daunting in reality.
When one of the gates broke and British Waterways had to start craning boats out and taking them to the top via flatbed, all of a sudden there was a lot of people going up that hill
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Yeah, but at least there's plenty of pubs at the top...
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Yeah, but at least there's plenty of pubs at the top...
Haha, a cold beer must taste great after getting through that lot!
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I sat there for ages once trying to lock in, never got a reply from the lock keeper so went back.
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I sat there for ages once trying to lock in, never got a reply from the lock keeper so went back.
Probably a blessing, saved you a lot of hard work getting up and down
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... there is no lock keeper is there.

Not sure I'd have the patience for one lock, let alone that lot. Sorry to say but in this instance the french had a more civilised way of doing things...
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... there is no lock keeper is there.

Not sure I'd have the patience for one lock, let alone that lot. Sorry to say but in this instance the french had a more civilised way of doing things...
Holy CR*P!!! That's incredible, imagine the cost to build and run that site!
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nah, this is the way to do it.......

The Falkirk Wheel: A great day out in central Scotland

Didn't there used to be one of them somewhere round Manchester / Liverpool way?


There is a similar flight to the OP at Corpach for antone wanting to avoid going round the top!
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Not a wheel, but on similar lines:

Anderton Boat Lift
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