Canals

These canals were built during the English Industrial Age. They cross Great Britain from Liverpool on the West to Leeds on the East. Canal boats carried goods from inland to the cities for manufacturing and export.

Skipton Canal

Skipton Canal

Today, the canals are more for pleasure boating. Most of these boats run tours. Some people buy their own boats, and ride the canals – even live in their boat.

The canals also have paths on one side (sometimes both sides). Before motors were developed, draft animals or even people would pull the boats. I’m told you can walk the length of the canals to this day, but you can’t go where the pathway is under maintenance.

Skipton Canal

Skipton Canal

Unfortunately for the image below, I don’t remember the name of this town. Dad and I went off to do some laundry at self-serve laundry mat. I took a walk during the spin cycle – kind of thing.

Laundry Day

Laundry Day

Okay, in the next image you can see where the grassy/muddy path changes to a stone walkway with a stone wall railing. The stone part is a bridge. The canal crosses over a small creek below.

Laundry Day

Laundry Day

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