Saturday, 15 October 2011

Late Autumn Sunshine at Devizes Wharf.

The "Kenavon Venture" tripboat leaves Devizes Wharf.
Photos from today's lovely late  autumn day at Devizes Wharf on the Kennet & Avon Canal showing the tripboat  leaving  the wharfside.  The canal is an artificial cut which links the River Kennet at  Newbury with the River Avon at Bath, and provides a waterway link between Bristol and London, via the River Thames at Reading.  It was opened in 1810, with Caen Hill, the famous flight of 29 locks, being the last section to be completed.  More  information and photos are on the K&A Trust's website:  Warm sunshine bathed the visitors and their boats, and the crew of the K&A Trust's tripboat "KenavonVenture"  had a gentle cruise along the canal with their passengers. 

I sat near the "Wharfside Theatre" and watched life unfold, couples walked their dogs, cyclists crossed over the bridge to the towpath, boaters chatted and a noisy children's birthday party was taking place in the Wharf room.  The photos below show some of the items on sale in the canal shop.  The ducks need a good home!
Painted miniature canalware.

            Ducks waiting for a home in the canal gift shop.

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