Film Friday ~ A little bit more of the Grand Union Canal.

I went down to south at the beginning of April to visit Ben and Lewis, and on the only Sunny day we drove to a different bit of the canal than in my last visit (HERE). We parked up and walked through the grounds of St. Mary’s Church, Linslade. Pilgrims were originally attracted to a holy well on the site during the 10th century. The first church was built in the 12th century, though was rebuilt in the 15th century into the form it is today. We didn’t check to see if it was open, as we were heading to a canal side pub for lunch!


Walking down to the canal on a path running alongside a rolling landscape and Lewis and I took pictures of the trees ( he had my little Fuji for the day 😊 )

More treees!

The canal was brown due to the heavy rains causing run off from the fields, but this swan didn’t seem bothered


People decorate their canal boats with cool things

To hear, or not to hear..

We got to The Globe Inn and sat in the garden as it was too nice to go in. The chap in this photo kept staring at us, then looking away, I thought he was just admiring our family genetic beauty, but Ben said he was a person of disrepute and if he didn’t stop looking at us Ben would have to ask him to leave. Luckily the guy got up and started walking up and down in front of the pub which was a relief as Ben asking someone to leave wouldn’t involve any words.

Odd man out

After lunch we crossed over the bridge to the other side of the canal, and walked back to the car.

view from the bridge

Along the way there’s a graffiti’d wall Lewis liked the look of


Not sure what this post was all about but I liked it’s ivy coat

post without portfolio

This section of the canal didn’t have as many boats on it as the first bit I did, but that didn’t matter, this one’s owners had their washing hanging out

laundry day

I liked this little barge, and it was reflecting nicely.


We went back past the church, so I took a shot of the grounds

grave grounds

and then we were back to the car. That’s all folks!

πŸ“· 🎞️ 😊

all photos taken with my Contax Aria and Kodak Gold 200 film.

27 thoughts on “Film Friday ~ A little bit more of the Grand Union Canal.

  1. The church looks interesting. It’s a shame you didn’t get the chance to have a proper look.

    Canals are funny things and I never enjoy them quite as much as I ought to. I liked your reflecting boats, though.

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  2. Looks like you had a great time! The canal system in England is just fascinating – certainly beats the Los Angeles 405 for calmness, unless by that you mean a standstill . . . πŸ˜‰

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  3. That post makes me longing to do another narrowboat trip on English canals. The two I’ve done so far were among then best holidays in England I’ve ever had.

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