Rivers, Canals and Waterways
Two Dutch barges pass underneath the Prins Clausbrug Bridge, Utrecht. The bridge is a cable-stayed bridge and connects the city districts Papendorp and Kanaleneiland. The bridge opened in 2003.
This gatekeepers cottage is now uninhabited, it is on the Oxford Canal near Banbury. The Oxford Canal is still used for narrow boats and just around the corner is a delightful campsite called the Pig Place.
Kayaks lie ashore on the Bude Canal during the winter. One kayaker braves the chilly but beautiful sunny day to go for a paddle on the calm water.
The Bude Canal was a canal built to serve the hilly hinterland in the Devon and Cornwall border territory in the United Kingdom, chiefly to bring lime-bearing sand for agricultural fertiliser. The Bude Canal system was one of the most unusual in Britain. It was remarkable in using inclined planes to haul tub boats on wheels to the upper levels. There were only two conventional locks, in the short broad canal section near the sea at Bude itself. It had a total extent of 35 miles, and it rose from sea level to an altitude of 433 feet
Bristol harbour showing the diversity of the city with its old and modern architecture. Two boats are moored alongside the quay wall back to back. Bristol harbour is a very old harbour which is now home to modern sailing and pleasure vessels.
A small boat moored on a tributary of the River Severn close to the Bristol channel. These small tributaries are a safe haven for small boats away from the rough water of the channel.
A small boat moored peacefully up a small tributary of the Bristol Channel
Lock number 15 on the Northampton Canal Arm was opened in 1815 and linked The Grand Central Canal at Gayton Junction - via the River Nene - to Peterborough and The Wash.
Lock number 15 on the Grand Union Canal, Northamptonshire. In the distance you can see the iconic lift tower.