28 May – Kingswood Junction

First thing this morning I returned the car to Enterprise. They don’t have loyalty program but they will pick you up and drop you back if you hire through them. Something to remember.
We left our over night mooring as soon as I returned. It started out quite drizzly and stayed that way until mid afternoon, then it became heavy rain. We weren’t planning on going very far anyway. We stopped for lunch at Kingswood Junction and dropped off the rubbish at the disposal there. There is also quite a good facilities block as well. We left some recycle stuff from the boat for people to take if they want it, I’m sure someone will, there’s nothing wrong with it it’s just not our style. I hate throwing things in the bin if I think someone else will use them. We went for a walk into the village, hairdressers, mechanics, pub & a small general store. Everything you need in one small area.
The locks from Kingswood Juncton towards Wooten Wawen are very picturesque. The rain stopped an the sun came out this evening so we walked backwards to take photos. Last time we were here – 3 years ago – there was unexpected snow, that was at the very end of October.

Picnic tables in the rain.

Picnic tables in the rain.

First cygnets of the season

First cygnets of the season

The flight of locks around Kingswood Junction.

The flight of locks around Kingswood Junction.

The flight of locks around Kingswood Junction.

The flight of locks around Kingswood Junction.

The flight of locks around Kingswood Junction.

The flight of locks around Kingswood Junction, you might be notice that the bridge doesn’t join in the middle.  It’s so that whoever was leading the horse could just pass the rope through and keep going.

The flight of locks around Kingswood Junction.

The flight of locks around Kingswood Junction.

Notice the round roof - the cottages on this canal were built by the bridge builders.   They only knew how to build curves - so all the cottages have curved roofs.    It's a fact!

Notice the round roof – the cottages on this canal were built by the bridge builders. They only knew how to build curves – so all the cottages have curved roofs. It’s a fact!

Give me a sign.

Give me a sign.

The flight of locks around Kingswood Junction.

The flight of locks around Kingswood Junction.

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