I am Linda and along with my husband Richard and our dog Muffin we enjoy our summers on the UK's canal system

Saturday, 14 August 2010

Friday 13th August

We left Pewsey in the rain and it was showery for the rest of the day. Shortly after Pewsey we went through Wilcot Wide Water which was followed by a very ornate bridge called Lady’s Bridge. These were created by John Rennie to appease Lady Susannah Wroughton who insisted that the canal had to be landscaped if it was to pass through her estate. We stopped for a quick lunch then set off again. Now the canal becomes really overgrown – I’m not sure what would have happened if we come across another boat coming the other way! It seemed strange not having any locks to contend with but we did come across two swing bridges. We decided to stop short of Devizes and came across some very nice moorings which just happened to be next to a pub – The Bridge Inn at Horton. The great thing about these moorings was that they were concrete which meant no grass coming into the boat. Even though the canal itself is very overgrown all the towpaths are kept well but wet grass gets everywhere. I had cooked a chilli but we decided to have a meal in the pub!

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