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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 1st September, 2012)

Gongoozlers


Gongoozlers
Wigan lock flight.

Photo: Ron Dawber  (Canon PowerShot SX1)
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Comment by: good one on 1st September 2012 at 00:23

good one

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 1st September 2012 at 02:13

Never come across this word before, Ron, so used Google.
Gongoozler from Wikipedia :-
"A gongoozler is a person who enjoys watching activity on the canals in the United Kingdom. The term is also often used in a more general way to describe those who have an interest in canals and the canal life, but do not actively participate"
I`m one of those mentioned in the last sentence !!
Also, I`ve never been in this area, so don`t know which lock this is - I`ll bet that Mick does and let him ask the you-know-what question !!

Comment by: Janice on 1st September 2012 at 04:31

Very nice photo Ron. I walked the flight a few weeks back and really enjoyed it - my first visit!

Comment by: Mick on 1st September 2012 at 08:50

Ernest theres plenty of photos and information of the canal on Brians other website.

He and his son walked the full length of a few of them to get the photos.

http://www.leedsliverpoolcanal.co.uk/

Comment by: Gareth on 1st September 2012 at 09:42

It looks a good view from there and it would probably bed a tad to cold up there in the coming months .

Comment by: maggie on 1st September 2012 at 11:17

When we worked this flight a few years ago, it was an unforgettable experience. it was a summer Sunday afternoon & there were several friendly people there willing to pass the time of day. The scenery is great.

Comment by: Phil Whitehead on 1st September 2012 at 12:22

It is nice up there and i have some photos too that i took when the canal was frozen over

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 1st September 2012 at 12:34

Thanks, Mick. Have you read my comment on yesterday`s P-a-D?

Comment by: jeff haydock on 1st September 2012 at 15:05

Nicely framed shot, good foreground interest.

Comment by: ann21 on 2nd September 2012 at 17:32

Mick What is Brian's other website.

Comment by: Gary on 7th September 2012 at 21:06

http://www.leedsliverpoolcanal.co.uk/

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