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Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Canals in Bradford-on-Avon


While in Bradford-on-Avon I noticed that there were
quite a few canals around the town. In the center
of town, there was a canal lock system. The locks
would open and close when they were letting boats,
mostly house boats through from one section to the
other. They would close the locks, and then the
water would either rise or drop depending on the
direction of the boat.
On another part of the river, the Avon River,
I saw ducks and swans. It is illegal to kill the
swans, because they belong to the queen, in this
case Queen Elizabeth II. We walked through
several fields, and came to one near the river
where there were many sailboats out sailing around
the canal.
I leaned towards the water to pick some
wild flowers and that's when I discovered what
nettles are. The antidote to nettles is the leaves
of a plant that usually gorw near the nettles.
You spit on the leaf and the rub it on the affected
area.

3 Comments:

At 7:37 PM, Blogger Peterson Toscano said...

Fabulous photos. Wow, so lovely.

 
At 9:57 PM, Blogger Jennifer said...

It's another case of using internet photos, but this is what the canals looked like in BOA

 
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