Copper Mill

Grand Union Canal


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Copper Mill

Grand Union Canal

Harry the Heron


Copper Mill Lock ~ Grand Union Canal ~ Harefield

One steers the boat the other swings the lockgate ~~~

In memory of Harry's Dad

This man used to live aboard the canal boat moored up behind him just along the canal. He used to fed all of the local water fowl including Harry the Heron who used to call each day for breakfast, lunch & tea. Sadly he died around three years ago, the boat got moved and the birds are back to relying upon nature and their own wits. He was a delightful man with an equally delightful wife..

7 Cygnets plus Mum & Dad on the Grand Union Canal ~ Harefield


Coppermill Lock ~ Grand Union Canal ~ This swan still has six of her seven cygnets remaining ~ that is pretty good

08/07/17 update. The family all paddled into the lock, only to scuttle out again as a barge gently nosed in.

Coppermill lock ~ Grand Union Canal ~ Harefield, just up from the Coy Carp pub

The second boat motors out of the lock and proceeds upstream towards Rickmonsworth

Coppermill lock ~ Grand Union Canal ~ Harefield, just up from the Coy Carp pub

The boats have almost risen to the new level

Coppermill lock ~ Grand Union Canal ~ Harefield, just up from the Coy Carp pub

A second narrow boat enters the lock, the swan and cygnets are in the backgorund
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