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May 12, 2015, 10:03:23 AM
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Had a run out to Hungerford yesterday and a walk along the canal. Watched the Kennet and Avon Canal Trust's boat negotiating a lock:

The approach:


Kennet and Avon Canal Hungerford by Nick.Bayes, on Flickr

In the lock waiting for the water to drain:


Kennet and Avon Canal lock Hungerford by Nick.Bayes, on Flickr


success!

Kennet and Avon Canal lock Hungerford down by Nick.Bayes, on Flickr


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May 12, 2015, 10:46:40 AM
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Nice sharp photos with lots of depth  :)

Did you know that this sort of canal lock was invented by Da Vinci?
http://www.leonardodavincisinventions.com/civil-engineering-inventions/leonardo-da-vincis-canal-lock/

May 12, 2015, 11:03:42 AM
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Nice sharp photos with lots of depth  :)

Did you know that this sort of canal lock was invented by Da Vinci?
http://www.leonardodavincisinventions.com/civil-engineering-inventions/leonardo-da-vincis-canal-lock/

Thanks Uwe (depth indeed)!   :))
 No I didn't know that! Da Vinci certainly had an amazing mind for his time!! We will probably find he invented Audi (Vorsprung durch technik)!!   ;D
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May 12, 2015, 11:30:59 AM
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Was that Fred Da Vinci, lived down Lambeth way? ;) Nice shots, I like them. We don't have a lot of canals down here.

May 12, 2015, 12:29:05 PM
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...Da Vinci certainly had an amazing mind for his time!! We will probably find he invented Audi (Vorsprung durch technik)!!   ;D

Well if we wait long enough someone will find a first sample of a digital camera in his legacy...  :)) :))

May 12, 2015, 01:30:10 PM
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Was that Fred Da Vinci, lived down Lambeth way? ;) Nice shots, I like them. We don't have a lot of canals down here.

Nah I fort it was on Baylis Road darn Waterloo!   O0


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May 12, 2015, 01:38:24 PM
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When the boat returns to its mooring it has to turn in a space just a little bit wider than its length!!


kennet and avon canal boat turning by Nick.Bayes, on Flickr


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May 12, 2015, 03:00:04 PM
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But they usually manage it!!  :)) :)) :))


kennet and avon canal boat moored by Nick.Bayes, on Flickr


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May 12, 2015, 08:28:13 PM
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All of them are beautiful shots,well done Nick.

May 12, 2015, 09:24:44 PM
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Thanks David!   O0


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