Sunday, 28 April 2013

Devizes - Sunday 28th April 2013

Late this morning a boat came down the locks so we made our move and travelled the one mile and 6 locks to reach Devizes with the locks in our favour and more boats coming down.
1 devizes mooring
We have seen more boats today going in both directions than we have seen all the time we have been on the K & A, a mixture of hire and private vessels with even boats waiting at the locks. I read on the forums that the stretch from Bradford to Bath had been particularly busy with 20 or so hire boats out over the weekend.
2 busy at last
As we came up the locks we spotted the this Quaker Meeting House and thought Betty might like to see a photo of it.3 Quaker meeting house
This wide beam is moored in the spot where we moored last night. It was a great spot with lovely views over the valley.4 Last night mooring
7 view from mooring
Bridge 142 is being repaired after a car went through the wall into the canal below. It has created a few traffic problems but fortunately there is no difficulty with boat navigation..
5 Bridge Repair after car
Met Andy, the Lock Keeper, again on his Quad bike making sure that the locks are worked correctly by those transiting the flight.8 andy on Quad
This Moon boat is just passing the Black Horse pub but is too late to go down the locks which close at 5.00pm to enable all boats to complete their transit before the top and bottom paddles are secured.
9 Moon Boat at black horse
At Devizes Wharf we found this Theatre which is putting on a play at the beginning of May. Also at the wharf is the  K & A Museum, Cafe and shop.91 Devizes Theartre
92 The WharfMuseum

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