So this morning in the drizzle we moved again, down the 9 Curdworth locks to the Dog and Doublet. Its not a bad flight of locks but some are desperately in need of maintenance, one in the picture below is an accident waiting to happen. The small bridge across is not just loose but looks to be in such bad state of repair that anyone stepping on it would no doubt end up in the canal. With no other means to cross other then walk around, Ian, as would many others, walked precariously across the beam.
|These trees makes it difficult to go straight into the lock. They could do with cutting back.|
|Bad leakage from lock 2|
|Looking down the flight|
|Even though C&RT have neglected the locks, someone has tried to make them look nice.|
Having managed to stay reasonably dry during our journey, we arrived at the mooring before lunch, The heavens opened as we were about to moor and we hurried to grab the ropes. A frantic few minutes ensued to try and tie up before we got to wet. Then after lunch, as the weather had improved, we walked to Kingsbury water park, about 3/4 mile away. This park is well worth a visit. There is a visitor center, bike hire, water sports, a great ride on miniature railway and fantastic walks round the numerous lakes.
|Jade retrieving a stick|
|tractor v horse|
|Great Crested Grebe preparing to dive|