|Early morning sunlight made for a hazy picture|
Reaching Bratch Lock a volunteer lockie was there to help us through.
This is not technically a staircase lock because of the unique double gated locks with a short pound in between. The water from one lock flows to a side pound via the blue ground paddle (opened first) before opening the blue gate paddle. Once the water has equalised bottom gates are opened, you enter the next lock via the small pound and the top gate of that lock is then closed. ( Must just say we were descending so it will be different if you ascend)
|Bottom gate is being closed and top gate of next lock (with blue paddles) already shut.|
|Last of Bratch locks|
|Looking from the bottom|
Some more amusing photos for you to peruse.
|Playing with a bottle|
|Blimey, how long has he been stuck in the hedge!|
|Someone has had fun with flower pots|
|Looks a bit unkempt. Going in and out of nest boxes can play havoc with the plumage.|
|I will break this reed|
|Maybe this one is better|
|And it's all for her.|