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Stayed on a boat, and spent lots of time walking the canals

In Manchester, we stayed in a canal barge for 3 nights. Interesting place, though it took some extra work (had to turn on the generator regularly, the toilets required more work than a regular toilet, etc). The owners had just completed it very recently, in April, so we were some of the first visitors.

Our construction project at the Musuem of Science and Industry A canal-side view

Kenny really enjoyed running around the outside of the boat Nearby locks.

I saw dozens of people at various scenic locations, sketching and painting. I talked to one of them. Apparently it's the international convention of Urban Sketchers.

At the John Rylands library, built in the Victoria era to look Gothic

We watched this boat go down a lock. There were about 70 plus locks on this canal - the Rochdale canal. That's lots of work for each one of them!

Taking a walk along the Rochdale Canal - at the Alan Turing memorial

Towards the last part of our walk along the Rochdale Canal, around the Victoria Mill Park - a not-so-nice neighborhood

This building stood out as a landmark for miles around

Breakfast on the barge Kirkstall Abbey, near Leeds. I thought this would be deserted, but it turns out it's in the suburbs of Leeds, and was very crowded. There was a market going on while we were there
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