5 hours ago
I thought I would repost this today and looking at it now I hadn’t realized before that the sky was so dramatic with low clouds that look like it is about to rain.
#Repost @brittrip2017 with @get_repost
There are over 2000 miles of canals in England and Wales, most of which are overseen and maintained by the Canal and River Trust. Canals pass through miles of beautiful countryside and the hearts of many cities. Not only are they a boating paradise but there are also opportunities for fishing, walking and cycling along the tow paths. Many of the canals we see today were built for transportation during the Industrial Revolution, beginning in the 18th century. This was known as the Golden Age of Canals. Before that, most waterways were built by the aristocracy to transport agricultural products. But the 18th century saw a huge increase in the numbers of canals being built by merchants, textile, pottery and other industrial companies, bankers and coal mine owners. When a canal was built from the coal mines of Worsley to Manchester in the north of England in 1763, the price of coal halved overnight. In its heyday, the mid 1800's, 4800 miles of canal had been built in Britain. As roads improved and demand for traditional industries such as coal declined, so did the use of canals. By the mid 1960's using canals for transportation was all but dead as coal was replaced by gas. And thus it was that canals began their life as we see them today, predominantly used for leisure activities.
Fun Tip: Hire a barge and take a leisurely holiday along the canal system. For example, taking a trip from from Stratford upon Avon on the Stratford upon Avon Canal will lead you to the Grand Union Canal which runs for 137 miles between London and Birmingham as well as to a complete network of miles and miles of many other canals all ready to explore. Check out https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/ for lots of information and maps that will show routes and locks along the way.
#miniblog #mybrittrip #brittrip2017 #brittrip @rgtmum @brittrip2017 #canals #stratfordonavoncanal #stratfordonavon #grandunioncanal #barge #fishing #cycling #walking #towpath #canalandriverstr
6 hours ago
Sunset - Victoria Port, Hong Kong
Escaped from the freezing spring in France, so glad to feel the real spring breeze in Hong Kong!
#sunset #port #barge
7 hours ago
The Beauty Of Naas
We are living in Naas 21 years this year and I am still delighted with all Naas has to offer. The canal, lakes and wildlife that are so close to town and yet you feel you are miles away.
This image was taken end of October last year when a number of barges came to Naas for the weekend. This one was heading home on the Sunday morning.
#naas #barge #autumn
8 hours ago
A hard lesson learned today- that may yet still end in disaster: Barge makes paint bubble. I didn’t know this, had zero idea it would happen, and SHOULD have tested on a sample first- but didn’t.
In an effort to tack the ribbon/lace to the top of the greave to keep it from slipping down, I dabbed a small bit of barge onto the area where I wanted it (and the ribbon). Much to my horror, after my timer went off, bubbles had erupted at the barge location. In terror, I said “to heck with it” and slapped the ribon on. It stuck...luckily, and stayed stuck for a test fit after approximately 20 mins from the start of the ordeal. I’ll know in 24 hours if the barge sets properly or if I need to scrape paint and start again.
Cross your fingers for me, people. I’ve got a week until the con and eight days to the competition and I’m terrified that this will ruin the 150+ hours of work into this costume.
#cosplayproblems #barge #bargemakespaintbubble #paintproblems #ifuckedup #rustoleum #thisisnotgood #sango #sangocosplay #sangocosplayer #inuyasha #imnotfeelingsogreat #thisisbad