Monday, 25 June 2012

Edstone Aqueduct

What a glorious day it's been today. I'm back in shorts and a strappy top and have dug out the sun screen again. I'd like to think it'll last but won't be holding my breath.

We set off late morning and moved on to Wootten Warwen to moor in the basin while we went into the village, to the Aladdin's Cave that is the village shop. This place isn't cheap but the range of stock they carry is very extensive and the fruit and veggies were much better quality than those for sale at the nearby farm shop.

After lunch we pulled onto the aqueduct at the Anglo Welsh hire base and filled up with diesel (95p/l domestic... ouch...) emptied the toilet tank, replaced an empty gas bottle and filled up with water. After all that we carried on down 1 lock and are now moored just before Edstone Aqueduct which is a cast iron trough taking the canal over the railway lines.

looking towards the aqueduct

the cast iron trough

looking back towards our mooring

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