The Canals : Waterways in England

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On our third day with our friends Mac and Ros, we went for a walk to see the beautiful English countryside.  We went to Ellesmere.  I wrote a little about it yesterday.

DSC_0026-smallThis is a canal.  The Shropshire Union Canal.  These are man-made channels for water, built around 1790’s, with a huge importance for the commerce of the country.  It runs south, eastward.

DSC_0030-small DSC_0024-small DSC_0031-smallThere were no boasts available to try an adventure in these waters, so we’ll have to try it at another time.

DSC_0033-small DSC_0034-small DSC_0035-small DSC_0032-small DSC_0038-small DSC_0036-small DSC_0037-small DSC_0043-smallI think Lucas and Siena would have liked to have gone swimming, but we decided not to do it this time.

DSC_0044-small DSC_0047-smallOne of the boats was selling candy and snacks.

DSC_0048-small DSC_0049-small DSC_0039-small DSC_0050-small DSC_0053-smallSome of these boats are for rent, some are private homes.

DSC_0054-small DSC_0051-smallA place to tie the boats.

DSC_0055-small DSC_0058-small DSC_0059-small DSC_0060-smallThis one, has solar panels.  We saw solar panels in lots of homes and places.  I think there were more than I see here at home in the Pacific Northwest of the US.

DSC_0061-small DSC_0062-small DSC_0056-small DSC_0063-smallA beautiful town in the countryside.  If you are enjoying our trip, there is more to come.  We don’t want to forget!

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