Wednesday, 20 January 2016

The Jubilee canal.

I've been wasting time and days recently, it hasn't been the best of times.

Today was still cold but it was sunny and we went out, with no idea where we were going.

We ended up driving though Eton and Eton Wick and over the meadows to Dorney. We parked up by The Jubilee Canal and had a walk.

Maidenhead, Bray and Windsor (where the rich people live) used to flood regularly while we didn't. So, they built a canal which was designed to take the flood waters away them.......and drop them a bit further down stream to us.

That's why we keep getting flooded now.

The canal still looks man-made even though the trees have started to grow up these days. You might even have got a false idea that spring was near;

It isn't!

We watched the water flowing, which meant they opened the canal recently and that's why the Thames was so high, so quickly last week.

We climbed one of the little hills of spoil and got a good view of Slough and it's sewage farm as well as this;

Windsor castle dominating the landscape as it has for over a thousand years.

Nearby Dorney Manor boasted a fine Cedar of Lebanon - I really must research that properly! 

Neil Harris
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