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Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
6 Feb 2012 5:14PM
A most impressive sight, I travelled through these on a narrowboat holiday back in March last year

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eddie1 6 12 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2012 6:10PM
It must have been bloody hard work.
HuntedDragon 9 118 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2012 6:13PM
VinceJones 13 862 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2012 7:48PM
Now that is what I call a hard days graft going though that lot lol. I am very suprised that nobody as thought about setting up a cafe or a Canal Service Station on the half way point. It would make a fortune.Grin
Thanks for sharing this amazing image, well taken & positioned in the frame!

Rogerex 11 32 12 Australia
6 Feb 2012 11:40PM
An interesting sight. It aroused my curiosity so I went looking for more information......
The following is abbreviated from Wikipedia:

"Caen Hill Locks are a flight of locks on the Kennet and Avon Canal, between Rowde and Devizes in Wiltshire England.
The 29 locks have a rise of 237 feet in 2 miles (72 m in 3.2 km) or a 1 in 44 gradient. Because a large volume of water is needed for the locks to operate, a back pump was installed at Foxhangers in 1996 capable of returning 32 million litres of water per day to the top of the flight, which is equivalent to one lockful every eleven minutes. The locks take 56 hours to travel in a boat."

15 Sep 2013 1:02PM
Makes mine look small....Loverly lmage regards John
eddie1 6 12 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2013 2:42PM
Thanks for all the positive feed back,was mighty cold that day.

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