Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Henshaw Bridge, Rochdale Canal

David sat on "his" lock gate.

And Mr David in Scowcroft Lock, probably one of the scruffiest locks on the canal, but never mind, how many people have a lock named after them?

We stopped for water at the lock house at Slattock's Top Lock, the residents, Mike and Jean, are boaters and they very kindly share their water.  Mike suggested that we go past The Rose of Lancaster pub and moor up by the Boat and Horses, that way you get all the locks done and the flaky lift bridge out of the way before getting to Failsworth Lock tomorrow morning at 0830.

When we got there we couldn't get near the bank, which looked like solid concrete and there were no mooring rings - so we had to go on.  We are now moored up on the off-side of the new bit of canal where, hopefully, no-one can get at us.

This is a light blue card.  I stuck some white ribbon, with blue stitching across the top and bottom of the card, the bottom one tied with a knot.

I stuck a peel-off tulip onto some acetate and coloured the back of the "glass" then stuck it down onto white card with the edges deckle cut.  Then I matted this onto some yellow card before adding it to the card blank.

Finally, I added three glass gems to the bottom right hand corner.

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