A fun day had by all at the first ‘Big Bay Dip’

The Surf Life Saving GB event ‘Big Bay Dip’ charity swim open water swim event was at Broadsands in Paignton, on Sunday 29th July, in which 65 swimmers took part. The inaugural Big Bay Dip gave inexperienced swimmers as well as those who enjoy open water swimming regularly, a chance to take part in a unique event for charity. Read more on the SLGB website…

Street View comes to the Nation’s canal network

Two wonders of Britain’s historic canal network are now available to view around the globe thanks to a partnership between the Canal & River Trust and Google. Google Street View of the Llangollen Canal. The aim is that people from far and wide will be able to admire a large part of the country’s canalside heritage. The Caen Hill Lock Flight and the Grade I listed World Heritage Site around Pontcysyllte Aqueduct in North Wales are among the first sections of Britain’s canal network to feature on Google’s Street View. The two Georgian engineering marvels, which played an important role in the world’s first Industrial Revolution, are already experienced in person by thousands of boaters and towpath visitors each year. Now, through Street View, they form part of the British landmarks and countryside available to view online. Read more on the CRT website…