"In the end, it's not the years in your life that count, it's the life in your years." - Abraham Lincoln

Posted on April 8, 2016 by Sioux under General


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There are loads of pubs and restaurants alongside the canals in the UK. And what a way to spend the evening, with good friends, watching the sunset, alongside the waterways. A fitting end to a fabulous time abroad.

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The waterways in the UK were originally

used for transportation, but with the

improvement of the roadways and the use of trucks, the locks are now used more for pleasure boating experience than trade transport.

Cowley Lock #89 is on the waterways on the Grand Union Canal. The lock was built in 1794, and the canal is used for residential as well as pleasure boats; and fishing. I have to admit after seeing the colour of the water; I sure hope the fishing is on a catch-and-release basis!

We went to a pub nearby to the lock keepers house, although each boater is now responsible for opening the locks themselves when passing through. Definitely a holiday on my bucket list!

A living wreath –  brilliant concept! The moisture in the moss base of the wreath keeps everything that is alive, growing.

And then it was time to head home. I hadn’t been home to South Africa in 4.5 months and was excited to see family and friends alike. Lots of things to be done in SA, prepare for my next adventure…….…….


Watch this space!


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3 responses to “Waterway sundowners….”

  1. Pauline Smith says:

    Welcome Home ………

  2. Cheryl Wilkinson says:

    Can’t wait to see your blogs of your next Adventure!

  3. Cheryl Wilkinson says:

    Would love to go there! Love the idea of the live flowers in the Wreath very clever!

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