Caen Hill

A few years ago, I visited Caen Hill locks near Devizes for the first time. The steep flight of locks is one of the iconic sights of Wiltshire, so when I heard that my friend Matt’s parents were bringing their narrowboat down the flight, I volunteered as a deck hand. I’ve never operated a lock before […]

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Infrared Week Part 5

Part five of Infrared Week takes to Ashcott, just west of Glastonbury. The site of the former Glastonbury Canal is now given over to marshland, some of which is preserved and used for birdwatching. This boardwalk takes visitors on a journey over marshes and through beds of reeds. Mamiya C220 camera with Mamiya-Sekor 80mm f/2.8 […]

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Netham and Glastonbury

Netham (in Bristol) and Glastonbury don’t really have anything in common, except that they shared a film in my Canon T90. At Netham there is a lock and a weir, and further upstream, there is Brunel’s Avon Bridge. The bridge is a Grade I listed building but unfortunately it has a steel-frame bridge built alongside it on […]

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Caen Hill Locks

On Sunday I went to Caen Hill Locks, in Wiltshire. In total there are twenty-nine locks, but the most famous ones are the sixteen that are packed in together over a short stretch. I walked up and down the main flight looking for photos, and found these. This is the detail of the ratchets used […]

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