My Scavenger Hunt week continues with day 5 which is also Sinful Sunday and some pictures that I believe will make yet another new location on Curvaceous Dee’s list; Lock Gates.
The UK has an extensive system of man-made canals some of which date back to the 16th Century although the biggest growth in the canal network was during the 18th and very early 19th century when horses walked the tow path pulling the barge-like boats and their industrial loads along behind them. Nowadays the canals are still popular waterways in the UK but there industrial use is over and they provide an interesting and different way to explore the UK both by water and by foot.
I have had this location on my to-do list for over a year now but it is not in my town and it is also not a location that I felt I could do alone as the path is fairly well used and, as you can see, there are buildings right next to it, so setting up the tripod and working alone was going to be really tricky.
However this summer we finally got the chance to get here when we decided to visit another munch in a nearby town which was being held in a pub about 5 minutes walk from this spot. The opportunity was just too good to resist.
But the whole things just seems to have been designed for someone to lay on.The only problem with this position was that I couldn’t see if anyone was coming and he could only see if anyone was coming from the direction behind me which was why I am fairly sure that the man who appeared just moments after this picture was taken must have got a fairly clear view of things as he run towards from the opposite direction. Luckily he seemed unfazed by it and gave us a happy smile as he jogged on by.