Tag Archives: barge

Boatman Pete, and cooling cows

Sunday 18th July 2021, 10.30am (day 3,615)

Barge and cows, 18/7/21

A day out on the Leeds-Liverpool Canal, which takes a roundabout route between those two cities so is here pictured near Skipton — place #350 to be depicted over the lifetime of the blog. Old Master Pete, the boatman, waves as he takes the family past a herd of cows who seem to have the right idea about how to deal with the day’s heat.

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The Canal Street lock

Friday 30th April 2021, 9.20am (day 3,536)

Canal Street lock, 30/4/21

It’s always nice to see Canal Street, in the centre of Manchester, actively live up to its name. Lock open, rather than lockdown. Perhaps I could have stood a bit to the left and made this a more symmetrical shot, but never mind. The guy at the gate has busted the photographer.

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Ducks and barges

Tuesday 11th December 2018, 2.40pm (day 2,665)

Ducks and barges, 11/12/18

The first four-in-a-row for Hebden Bridge since June — the 14th to the 17th June, in fact. Yes, I record these things. I did get a bit further away from home today than on the last two days.

Here, I like the way the red and blue theme is repeated both on the barges and the reflections of the windows in the water. The ducks are a bonus, really.

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By Canal Street, Manchester city centre

Thursday 3rd July 2014, 9.40am (day 1,043)

Canal street, 3/7/14

Canal Street in Manchester is best known for being the street in the midst of the Gay Village; but it does actually still have a canal beside it. This is probably the first time I have seen a working boat on it. If you barge it for long enough, by the way, in a generally northerly direction, this is also the canal that goes through Hebden Bridge, as seen many times on this blog in the past.

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The dry dock in use

Monday 9th June 2014, 4.50pm (day 1,019)

Dry dock, 9/6/14

This doesn’t happen that often, but when it does it’s kind of impressive. The dry dock at Hebden Bridge marina is fully functional, and as you can see, well placed for a half-decent pub.

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Canal contraption

Monday 22nd July 2013, 8.50am (day 697)

Canal contraption, 22/7/13

Too unusual not to use as today’s picture. I believe this contraption was put to use repairing the canal bank here in Hebden Bridge today.

By the way, am I the only one having ‘issues’ with WordPress – I mean, logging on, even making some blogs appear at all?

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Breaking the ice

Thursday 17th January 2013, 8.45am (day 511)

Breaking the ice, 17/1/13

Had intended to get a photo from Manchester today, encapsulating the fact that this was my last day there for at least 5 months – but here we are, this one was good so let’s run with it.

Nevertheless, have I mentioned that today was my last day in Manchester for at least 5 months? Thank you…

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