Canals and Locks

So as promised here are a few pics from our walk along the Trent and Mersey Canal.

I loved this little bridge which leads you over the canal. I have never seen such a narrow tunnel for the narrow boats to get through. Apparently all canals were originally this size but some were widened so that the locks would get two boats through at a time. This canal is one of the few where the locks were never widened. (Thanks wikipedia Gav!)

You can see how narrow the lock is. Cute.

I was so busy getting this shot that I dropped my sunglasses. I only discovered they were missing when we spotted them on the ground on the return journey.

Pretty houses.

One day we will chug our way along a canal. One day.