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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 18th November, 2016)

Canal maintenance


Canal maintenance
Haigh.

Photo: David  (iPhone)
Views: 2,344

Comment by: alan on 18th November 2016 at 00:11

That's a weird way fishing

Comment by: Mick on 18th November 2016 at 08:12

They want to get some work done on the tow path side.

Comment by: Carolaen on 18th November 2016 at 10:53

Talking of tw paths - I have always wanted to know how they managed in the days when all the barges were horse drawn. If the there is only a path on one side presumably the horses would be going in different directions up and down on the same path. How did they manage to stop the tow ropes from snagging as they crossed. Were there regulations "rules of the road"etc for these circumstances or even when one barge wanted to go past another, Anyone know?

Comment by: Syd on 18th November 2016 at 11:40

Working in that environment and getting paid to do it!, not a bad gig!

Comment by: Roy on 18th November 2016 at 12:03

Carolaen, i wont pretend to know the answer to your question, go to... canal horses and canal people,Canal Junction.com

Comment by: Linda on 18th November 2016 at 19:00

Nice photo David. Lve the reflection & colours

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