Foxton Locks

Great views from the top.   Good pubs at the bottom.   Lot of colour and movement.   We initially told we were being held for 1 1/2 hours at the top of the locks to give the boats at the top time to go down, and the boats at the bottom time to come up. There is only room in the middle for 1 boat to pass.  However the boat in front of us messed around, buying coffee, taking photos, generally faffing, for so long in the first lock the lock keeper came back to see what the problem was and let us go down any way.  The disused  Foxton Inclined Plane (clicky thing if you want more info) is also there.   Great piece of engineering that unfortunately is going to ruin.   I can’t see they will ever have enough money to restore it.

The inclined plane.

The inclined plane.

Looking down the flight.

Looking down the flight.

Ice cream, coffee shop at the top of the locks

Ice cream, coffee shop at the top of the locks

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At the bottom.

At the bottom.

The locals pub.

The locals pub.

Looking back from the basin.

Looking back from the basin.

Looking up the flight.

Looking up the flight.

Looking back.

Looking back.

A bronze.

A bronze.

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