Thursday, 4 June 2015

Caen Hill

This is the Caen Hill flight of locks. At 12 0’clock I was entering lock 50. At 13.15 I was entering lock 45. At 16.15 I was moored below lock 29 and walking back up the hill. This is a mans canal The only reason It took 3 hours from the top to the bottom is because I met people coming up I might have made it in 2 1/2 hours.
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This is Milly M moored between 28 & 29. We moored 4 hours after leaving the Wharf at the top.
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7 comments:

Brian and Diana on NB Harnser http://nbharnser.blogspot.com said...

When you come back up, if you are coming back that way then overnight at the bottom of the flight ready for a 8am start. All the locks are left empty overnight and if you are first up when they unlock they will all be with you.

Maffi said...

Brian they don't lock them.

Brian and Diana on NB Harnser http://nbharnser.blogspot.com said...

They did last summer and from the CRT web site https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/notice/1343/caen-hill-flight-devizes-opening-times

Maffi said...

Ah it would appear they only lock the top, which is stupid! a boat could get all the way up and have to spend the night in the penultimate lock!
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Brian and Diana on NB Harnser http://nbharnser.blogspot.com said...

They did both ends when we were there as he came down on his quad at 0745 to open up.

Anonymous said...

Yes they do lock bothe ends, we had to wait until 8.10 for them to turn up to let us ascend. We shared with a couple of couple of chaps and had a good locking system going, so arrived atop 2 hours later, hurrah.
nb Oakfield

Robert Hawkins said...

Moored in that very place in your picture many times as we used to moor at Saltford Marina years ago. God but I miss the site of those locks! It's magic.
I definitely agree that if you're first up in the morning it's wonderful, a magic carpet ride.
Bob