Wednesday, June 29, 2016

The Locks

June 29, 2016

We started our day with a visit to the Fallowfield Via train station. We were lucky to see some people boarding, have a quick look inside the passenger car and watch how the steps were retracted before the train left.

At 9 Lambert the boys made their lunches for a picnic trip to the Hartwells Locks. They were intrigued by the water "steps" the boats used to go down the canal. Luckily, we saw several boats go through, including a kayak and a houseboat (with a 3 generation family of 8 aboard). A young boy had been catching bass using pink artificial worms. After watching some bikers use a metal track to get some stairs the boys quickly adapted the track into a slide. There was a lot to experience at the locks.

Before meeting Maman we had time to check out the Hogs Back Falls and have a chocolate monkey ice cream cone. A Mallard Duck put on a show in the fast water. A Blue Heron stood still below the falls. It was another fun day exploring.

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