What a peaceful day out, that canal looks unbelievably still.
When you think about it, the very first person to light on the idea of canals must have been a bit of an original thinker. Faced with the problem of transporting my coal from Worsley to Manchester, I would have been thinking about how to make straighter, more level paths. I would never have made the leap to digging a dirty great trench and filling it with water! I'm sure the idea must have grown out of adaptations to existing waterways, but nevertheless! What a heritage they left for us though! :)
I am so ready to live on that boat!!
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