Saturday, 20 April 2013

A Walk in the Sunshine!

Stopping for a chat at Rusty Lane Swing Bridge.

 Ahhh, it was so warm and sunny, a morning, when for the first time this year we could walk in the fresh air without hats, winter coats and gloves.   After a 15 minute bus ride from Devizes, we had alighted in Seend, and walked down Rusty Lane to the canal, for the 4.75 walk back to town.  It was warm, no gale of wind blew, and we could bask in the sunlight!  Wonderful!

 Stopping for another chat at the bottom of the Caen Hill flight of locks.

At this point we had walked 3 miles, and needed a "sweety break" and a sit down.  The problem with sitting down, is that eventually, you have to get up and get the stiff muscles working again.  In the middle of the photo you can see the Caen Hill flight of 16 consecutive locks.  The entire flight consists of  29 locks, with these 16 following on, one after the other. 

The "Black Horse" public house.

We stopped for lunch in the "Black Horse," a canalside pub, which burnt down a few years ago. Now rebuilt and beautifully refurbished, we sat at a round table to enjoy a good meal and drink beer!  Cheers!

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