Charlie in Cardiff, Wales

After our first hotel of the year in Spain, here is our first B&B of 2017, this time, in the UK, and as usual, Charlie had to inspect the apartment if everything is up to his standards.

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He has to inspect every nook and cranny, every furniture, every appliance, just like this washing machine.

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This boy just loves climbing up and down the stairs, something he mastered out of staying in hotels and B&Bs.

Walking the 10-km circuit to Taunton.

Our 3-mile walk to Taunton, and back. That makes it 6 miles or about 10 kms.

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The town of Taunton

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The colourful barges moored along the canal

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Some vestiges of the past – the building which could have been a factory, the bridge and the lock – all probably built during the Industrial Revolution.

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The Bridgwater – Taunton canal, part of the hundreds of thousand-mile long network of canals built for easy movement of goods during the Industrial Revolution (early 18thC – early 19thC), before the arrival of the railway.

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The canal being dredged of mud and invading weeds.