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Aberdulais Junction Aqueduct and weir
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Quote of the day No 364

Wednesday 31 August 2016

THE Thames and Severn (Now closed for navigation) was our first experience. It is 29 miles long, with 44 locks in all to Walbridge Stroud (Glos); one enters at Inglesham, about three-quarters of a mile above Lechlade Wharf. This canal, like most others, has had a varied career, and has consequently not developed as perhaps it might. The report about the condition of the weeds there again was such that we re-engaged our horseman, "John Gilpin," who not only stood by, but did yeoman service in pulling us through the parts where the propeller refused to go round, and glad we were of the auxiliary assistance.

Incidentally, too, our boat was well equipped against contingencies after our many experiences, and we had two coils and two accumulators, one set being fixed on each side; in addition to this, we carried a dry battery, good for many miles; then we had our tube ignition (which, however, was unsatisfactory), and, lastly, a stout towing mast - used also for the masthead light - with a strong rope, so that we were in a measure prepared for any trouble that might arise. The last resort was, of course, the horseman, as already described, and in this again one enjoys a new and pleasant sensation after the vibrating engines, although, of course, this mode of progression is infra dig. to the motor boat tourist.

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