Another early start to get through Blackburn before the children get excluded from school. I must say that my e-mail to the Mayor seems to have done the trick. The locks were imaculate. There was a very young lock keeper who didn't know much about locking, but was very keen and helped us down all the locks.
This is a picture of him opening the paddles behind the lock gear. Complicated? You need to be fit to either crawl under it or jump over it!We were moored up by 1230 - so another long day!
This elephant made from an Australian stamp. He is wearing a party hat and carrying a baloon. I coloured it with watercolour paints and matted it onto yellow torn paper and red card before fixing it to a white card blank. The sentiment at the bottom of the elephant is "Party Animal".