Photo-a-Day (Monday, 14th May, 2012)
Nice quiet scene, of course the odd floating plastic bottle detracts a bit, but nice non-the-less.
I don't see a lock Where is it ?
Nice and peaceful Ron. Where the birds singing? Just imagine all the `wildlife` hidden below ground !!
Even the plastic bottle lies becalmed.:)
Looks tranquil.Was the photo taken on a boat or from the canal bank/lock?
Top Lock is a place .There is a top lock just to the right ,but the area is known as top lock.Taken from the towpath..They have there own web site ,look in links.
The Top Lock of the Wigan Flight is to the right. This section of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal line is actually the Lancaster Canal - which was intended to carry on southwards through the bridge to Westhoughton and beyond.
It's strange how they once built structures that blended perfectly with the British countryside.
This is a wonderful canal. In our more active days, we covered almost the whole length - not as far as Liverpool, but we did reach Burscough. we had a frightening time arriving at the other end - in Leeds, fighting a strong current which didn't want us to get into the lock, but we made it. Narrow Boating is truly great!
Hi Maggie, can i refer you to Ernest,s photo of Henhurst Bridge on the 3rd May, we both put a comment on there, you mustn,t have seen my comment challenging yours. I would like some clarification from you and perhaps other canal users please.
Is that you Rev just using the name David Long ?
Mick, it must be the Rev he deals in facts and figures doesn,t he?lol
Ex Rev David, do you lose the title Reverend when you retire or is it with you for life as is Doctor etc?
This stretch of canal is the Leeds and Liverpool canal ,called the Lancaster pound .It goes from top lock Wigan, to bottom Lock Weelton.It was constructed by the Lancaster canal company ,and sold to the L&L Co.
Hi Maggie, do you use You Tube?
There are free video`s on most subjects.I`ve been on the Wigan flight earlier, which led me to Bolton Steam Museum and then Belle Vue !!
could be message in a bottle
I am fairly sure I am correct. The lock gate is not fully open, the boat is touching the gate & no one is pushing the gate open. I have seen it, & we have done it ourselves - but only as an aid.