Sunday, July 08, 2012

Weekend Walks - 30 June 2012

We were without transport for the weekend - no cars and no trains into London. On Saturday we walked to Rickmansworth and along the Grand Junction Canal to Watford.

The canal was authorised in 1793, and fully opened in 1805, the same year as the Battle of Trafalgar. It reduced the transport route to London for goods from 100 to 40 miles, a huge savings in transport costs.

We were planning to return by train from Watford, that part of the line was supposedly working, but when we arrived at the station, there was a problem with the line and we were returned to Rickmansworth by taxi. A very relaxed end to our walk!

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