I was just untying, Mags was on the tiller, when a chap shouted across the canal – “Are you going through the bridge?” When I told him yes he offered to do it for us. What a pleasant man. He’s from the marina, apparently.
I stayed off anyway, it’s one of those half-and-half bridges; swung under power but with manually operated road barriers.
Here comes Mags…
The 2-rise staircase is only a couple of hundred yards above the bridge.
In the lower chamber…
…it leaks a lot!
Mags often attracts a crowd…
We made use of the sanitary station above the locks, then pulled in just 50 yards further on. It’s nice and open here, and it should be quiet tonight, although there’s a lot of cycle and foot traffic during the day.
There are a couple of circular walks from the village along the towpath, and a tea-rooms at a farm just up a bit. But it’ll do for tomorrow.
Opposite is a small group of horses. I guess flies must be a problem for them…
… the latest fashion in fly-repellent head-gear!
And last year’s more understated styles.
Now, I’m not a big rugby fan, but I’ve heard that tonight’s match is pretty important?
So - COME ON ENGLAND!!!
Locks 2, miles ½
Hi Mike. I guess he’s not using it any more. It was chained up in the open position yesterday.
Hiya Carol. I’ve got one on order. I’ll let you know how it performs…