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Canals

Discussion in 'Nature' started by Hazza, Jan 27, 2014.

  1. Hazza

    Hazza Just Clicking

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    Aug 10, 2013
    Huddersfield UK
    Harry
    Just a few canal shots, please add your own.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/8038650@N04/8212940293/" title="Early morning by harry.cutts, on Flickr"> 8212940293_cd759f1974. "500" height="333" alt="Early morning"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/8038650@N04/8196522640/" title="Narrow Boats by harry.cutts, on Flickr"> 8196522640_a59a6174ba. "500" height="333" alt="Narrow Boats"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/8038650@N04/8172326649/" title="Locks by harry.cutts, on Flickr"> 8172326649_4a47fc38f2. "500" height="333" alt="Locks"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/8038650@N04/1017767875/" title="Canal-1 by harry.cutts, on Flickr"> 1017767875_2f7a33c900. "400" height="500" alt="Canal-1"></a>
     
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  2. peter124

    peter124 Mu-43 Regular

    Canal junction in the center of Birmingham, UK. The signpost is planted on an island that acts as a mini-roundabout (rotary, traffic circle, choose to suit location!)

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  3. alan1972

    alan1972 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jun 23, 2012
    Malaga, Spain
    Alan Grant
    Royal and Grand Canals, Ireland

    A few years ago I walked the full length of the towpaths alongside the Royal Canal and the Grand Canal in Ireland (not as a continuous walk but as a series of weekend trips). Both canals begin in very urban surroundings in Dublin city, pass through the suburbs of Dublin, and then pass through quiet countryside (sometimes VERY quiet) on the way to join the River Shannon. I have galleries illustrating the full route of the two canals here (Royal Canal) and here (Grand Canal). A few examples below:

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  4. moonraker

    moonraker Mu-43 Veteran

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    Sep 6, 2013
    Wiltshire, UK
    Some from the Kennet and Avon in Wiltshire...
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  5. Dewi

    Dewi Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 11, 2014
    Lancashire, England
    Dewi
    May have posted these somewhere here before - can't rememebr, it's my age! A few from Amsterdam in December 2013.

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  6. Hazza

    Hazza Just Clicking

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    Aug 10, 2013
    Huddersfield UK
    Harry
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/8038650@N04/12387908203/" title="Canal1 by harry.cutts, on Flickr"> 12387908203_f5c35c780c_c. "800" height="622" alt="Canal1"></a>
     
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  7. riada22

    riada22 Mu-43 Rookie

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    Aug 23, 2013
    Edinburgh Scotland
    Jim
    The Union Canal runs just over 30 miles from Edinburgh Quay to the Falkirk Wheel, the world’s first rotating boat lift.

    Originally built to transport coal, the Union Canal opened in 1822 and played an important part in the commercial link across central Scotland before the railway was established in 1842.

    Today the Union Canal is popular with walkers, cyclists and those who enjoy coarse fishing. Landmarks include the Avon, Almond and Slateford aqueducts, and the famous Falkirk Wheel which joins the Union Canal with the Forth & Clyde Canal, which continues on to Glasgow.



     
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  8. BigTam

    BigTam Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 19, 2012
    Dortmund, Germany
    Ron
    I spent more hours than I care to remember rowing in a coxed four on the Union Canal. In winter it was borderline child torture, just above freezing with a howling west wind. And only cold showers afterwards ...

    In summer it was great.

    The bridges were so narrow you had to be very careful not to break your oar-blade on them.

    Thanks for the photos, very good stuff!