|Approaching swing bridge near Semington.|
|Modern aquaduct near Hilperton.|
|Semington dry dock.|
The following day was bright and sunny, after a good breakfast we firstly had the 7 Foxhangers locks,
then we hit the first of the Caen Hill flight of 16 locks.
|Leaving the last of the Foxhangers 7.|
|The 16 Caen Hill locks rise ahead, we have no one to share the locks with|
and you can see our crew emptying the bottom lock, so the whole flight
is against us.
|Mid way up the flight, note the large side ponds for retaining water in|
|Our new locking partners, glad of help.|
|Nearing the top of the 16 Caen Hill Locks.|
The following day we headed along the Kennet and Avon into the WIltshire downs, again we had lovely weather and hurrah, no locks.
|Marlborough Downs - The Knoll.|
|More Wiltshire downs.|
|Tranquil canal near Bishops Canning.|
|Wide boat Unity at Honey Street. Used to carry timber from|
Avonmouth to the woodmill at Honey Street Wharf.
|Alton Barnes white horse on the left.|
|Hoping we don't meet another boat.|
We re-traced our steps the following day to head back to Bradford on Avon. We picked Dad up at Devizes, he had turned up on his bike for a few days, extra help with the locks. We where billy no mates again locking down.
|View from the back as we enter the Caen Hill 16.|
|An idea of the scale of the Caen Hill flight.|
|Passing manouvre ahead for the 2 boats below ours.|
|Billy no mates.|
Another good weeks cruising with one of the waterways wonders ticked of our list.