Coming up to Winkwell lock a craft was moored just before the lock. Chuntering away to myself about people with no brains leaving a boat on the landing, making it difficult for crew to get off and operate the lock, I suddenly realised the boat was listing. Getting nearer it was obvious why. Doesn't float very well with water in the bilges! Hopefully C&RT have been informed as this one definitely needs to be removed.
We actually had a swing bridge to do. I always leave Ian to do those that need to stop the traffic cause he just loves making the cars wait and I have issues with operating these in case I get it wrong.
|Winkwell Swing Bridge|
We traveled all of 2 miles, did a total of 5 locks and then stopped for lunch. Afterwards we decided not to carry on but stay and enjoy the sunshine. Gave Ian an opportunity to get the chainsaw out and cut the branches we gathered into manageable pieces.
|These gates could do with a good weeding!!!|
|Yet another Heron but plastic this time.|
|Above Winkwell lock 59|