|Paper Court lock|
There are certain parts of this river that can catch the unawares. Even with our guide book telling us to keep right or left its sometimes easier to do ones own thing. We knew the bend at Broad Oak bridge was sharp, and we made it round okay but you are almost immediatly confronted with two arches of the bridge to go through. As Ian was on the left side of the river he chose the left arch. Nothing on the bridge to say any different. We made it through okay but on looking back the navication notice was for the right arch. See what I mean about doing your own thing!
|Sharp R turn at Broad Oak bridge ( yes that is the bridge with the two arches )|
|Weir on the left|
|We went through the R arch as you look back. Should have gone through the L|
|Bowers lock with considerable gate leakage. I sat well back on the bottom gate, after all my washing was hanging in the cratch!|
|moored on the meadow|
|This bee was tiny.|