Den (dewhitton) wrote,
Den
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UK Trip Day 9 part 3

And so after Bletchley, I took young Aaron to look at some older technology

Grand Union Canal, near Blisworth
Grand Union Canal

North end of the Blisworth Tunnel. The tunnel is 2.8km long. The light you see in the photo is from a narrow boat coming through.
Grand Union Canal

Grand Union Canal

Grand Union canal at Stoke Bruerne, South of the Blisworth Tunnel.
Grand Union Canal

Quite a few of these narrow boats are privately owned, and are like ling, narrow caravans. Ultimately I would like to have a holiday for a few weeks on one, travelling at 4mph. I hear Google is doing a Canal View for Googlemaps. Which is nice.
Grand Union Canal

Lock 2 on the Stoke Bruerne flight of 7 locks that drop the boats into a valley
Grand Union Canal

Lock gates.
Grand Union Canal
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