Yesterday I took a sunny appreciation canal trip down the nearby Grand Union Canal with other sailing volunteers.
(One of our crazy volunteers – there are so many great folks involved!)
Passing through some of the 18th century locks (the wood etc. has of course been renewed over the years).
This canal was a means of transporting goods during the industrial revolution till later replaced as railways took over. It’s now more of a recreational heaven and home to many travelers and retired folks that wend the waterways enjoying the natural lifestyle.
I often walk or cycle this route enjoying the scenery and exchanging a few words here and there with some of the many colorful characters that populate it (England is well known for its eccentric characters lol!)