Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Engine Bridge No 84, Leeds and Liverpool Canal

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".

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