"Tunnels and Bridges" Droitwich Favorite Tip by grandmaR
Droitwich General: 1 reviews and 5 photos
Favorite thing: Seeing it from the canal which is a whole different perspective.
I'm used to seeing things from our sailboat, but the narrow boat was different and yet the same in some ways. This trip fulfilled a long time dream of mine to do a trip like this.
I took so many pictures of a perfect oval or circle formed by the bridges reflected in the canal. Each of the bridges is numbered, and you can follow your progress on the canal book map (not that there is much chance of getting lost)
Fondest memory: Going through the Dunhampstead Tunnel - trying to imagine the narrowboat men 'legging' a barge through loaded with coal or other heavy materials while the horses walked around on the outside.
(In legging, the men lay down on their backs on top of the boat and 'walked' on the top of the tunnel to push the boat through)