The view from Humuhumu's room is quite simply spectacular. It's west-facing and it overlooks the lock and canal towpath. During the day, especially when it's nice outside, the lock is in almost constant use. Barges go up, barges go down. Small children demand to be allowed to open the lock gates. Dogs sniff around dangerously close to the canal edges. Cyclists and runners whiz past in luminescent lycra.
In the evenings, even when the weather's been terrible all day, it always seems to clear up about half an hour before sunset. I've watched and/or photographed nearly every one since we moved here a month ago. (It's been a month already. How did that happen.) Yesterday's sky was particularly stunning about ten minutes after the sun dipped below the treeline. The colours in these photos have not been manipulated.
Ten minutes earlier.
3 September 2012
2 September 2012
1 September 2012
26 August 2012
25 August 2012
It's been beautiful today, so I anticipate a fine display this evening, but I'm going to have to take my camera with me to London or it might stage a rebellion from a lack of urban grit.
I'm looking forward to sitting in this room a lot when I'm nursing.
Ohhh, the canal barge plan. Yes, yes there is one. It's pretty expensive, though, given the cost of maintenance and mooring fees. The canal towpath makes it walkable/cycle-able for miles, but then you don't get the fun of going through the locks.