Saturday, 11 April 2009

Barrowford Top Lock, Leeds and Liverpool Canal

'Barrowford Pier" - one of the off-side moorings above the top lock.

Such a lovely day. An early start, shopping in Morrisons at Nelson then up through the Barrowford Locks with another boat and help from the lock keeper.

At the top there was a lovely surprise. The people who bought the lock keeper's cottage have opened up a gallery and little teashop. It must be the only ex lock keeper's cottage where the owners are actually putting something back into the canal and not building walls all around themselves and looking the other way.

Anyway, we bought two bacon butties and moored the boat up amongst the vast expanse of empty Long Term moorings for the rest of the day. Later on we had an ice cream each. That's the second time this week.

This lovely little 'poor' bear is Australian. He was stamped onto watercolour paper and coloured in with watercolour paints. I then matted him onto blue, red gingham and black card. I then used a peel-off sentiment and matted that in the same way. I then added the two embroidered flowers.

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