Police, Bangkok

Police, Bangkok, Thailand 2010

I saw these guys as I got off the river bus in Bangkok. Judging by their boots, I think this must be their beat.

The canals are popular thoroughfares in Bangkok, with the river buses carrying thousands of commuters to work every day. A river bus journey is quite spectacular, with the noise of the engine and the speed of the bus itself.

Runners, Bath

Kennet and Avon Canal, Bath 2016

The Kennet and Avon Canal runs between Bristol and Reading and while once it was used for commercial transport, is largely used for recreation these days.

There was a time when I used to walk along this towpath every day. It is popular with runners and cyclists as an alternative to the A4, which really isn’t very pretty at all. There is always something to see, in any season. Once I saw a kingfisher. On more occasions than I would like, I have been drenched.

Because it is a canal, you can see that it is higher than many of the landmarks you can see in the distance.