Daily Archive: July 15, 2015


Troubles on the Long Pound

The Long Pound stretches between the top of the famous Devizes Locks and the four locks at Wootton Rivers, a distance of some fifteen miles. How a day can start well – and descend into a catalogue of irritations and difficulties. The skies were grey but the colours on this boat were vibrant    (“To remind us of where we’ve come from, Cape Town,” said the boat’s skipper). There were glimpses of curious buildings,     a Quaker Meeting House     and a procession...