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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 2nd September, 2013)

Two into one will go


Two into one will go
Wigan 21 Flight of locks.

Photo: Ron Dawber  (Canon PowerShot G9)
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Comment by: Lizzie down under on 2nd September 2013 at 03:32

Wonderful Ron.....amazing stonework...love the flowers on the top of her....canal craft.....never know what the correct name is so I will say craft...so I won't get a telling off.....cheers!!!

Comment by: Rev David Long on 2nd September 2013 at 07:51

They're narrow boats, Lizzie.
I'm surprised she's travelling with her side fenders down. This isn't usually wise on English canals as the boats are a very tight fit singly in narrow locks, and when doubled up in broad ones. The fenders could cause the boat to jam if the lock sides are out of true, and this could lead to a sinking.

Comment by: maggie on 2nd September 2013 at 09:49

Quite right, they are narrow boats. I have lovely memories of this flight. I did the locking - easy to do if you know how! We did it on a summer Sunday and met some lovely people including an old man who had worked at the Maypole, we had a lovely chat as you can imagine.

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 2nd September 2013 at 11:15

Next time David I will have the courage of my convictions....and call them by their proper name...narrow boats....hope you are still enjoying your retirement....cheers!!!

Comment by: Mick on 2nd September 2013 at 12:00

She's travelling with her side fenders down,,, her husband would have done it so that she dosent scratch it.

Comment by: britboy on 2nd September 2013 at 18:35

Women drivers!

Comment by: John H on 2nd September 2013 at 18:53

Nice shot that Ron, I don't think you will be getting anymore like that this year.

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 3rd September 2013 at 00:09

Women drivers....what Britboy... :) :)
Cheers!!!

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