Wednesday, 24 September 2008

Canal Walk

A couple of days ago, when the sun shone, (it has gone again now!), we took a walk along part of the Kennet & Avon Canal at Wootton Rivers which is a village near Marlborough. This narrow boat in the lock is owned by The Bruce Trust. To enable wheelchair users to enjoy a canal holiday the boat is actually wider than the traditional narrowboat and very well fitted out.

After an hour or so we rewarded ourselves with a lunch at The Royal Oak pub. This pub, along with many of the other houses in the village, was thatched. There was a very industrious woman sitting in an old shed dressing a wheelbarrow with reeds - apparently there was to be the annual wheelbarrow race in Pewsey that evening.

6 comments:

Lane said...

Wheelbarrow racing? Don't you just love those country ways:-)

Suburbia said...

Those photos make me want to be there now (except it's dark!)

(Very) Lost in France said...

Lindsey, I have something for you chez moi. VLiF

blogthatmama said...

Did you enter the wheelbarrow race Lindsay? What lovely photos, I sometimes work on a boat and it's so beautiful to be on the river blogthatmamax

cheshire wife said...

Could we have some photos of the wheelbarrow racing?

Hadriana's Treasures said...

I think we have actually been to that pub. I've just looked it up...we stayed there for a weekend a few Summers ago. Some friends of ours live in Marlborough and got married there too. Lovely idyllic place and well recommended.