Thursday, 3 May 2012

Towney Lock, Kennet and Avon Canal

 Made it!!!  We left County Lock at 6 this morning - the water was no longer coming over the top lock but there was still a strong current in the river.

The landing stage at Fobney Lock was, as usual, under water.

 Fortunately there is a small triangle of a landing stage on the other side and I managed to jump off the boat and get to the lock without getting my feet wet.

At Sulhampton lock we were faced with some work being done, lots of piling, dredging and lock landing work being done, so with luck there will be more mooring opportunities next year.  The only other boat we saw on the move today was coming in the opposite direction, so after about a 15 minute wait we were let through and on our way. And the swing bridge was fixed open.  Hooray!

Oak before the Ash, we'll have a splash.

 Ash before the Oak, we'll have a soak.

Your guess is as good as mine.  But I think the Ash has it this year.  So, NO DROUGHT!

We went through Sheffield Lock and I remembered this old card using a previous photo.

I matted the photo onto white card and deckle edged it then matted it again onto green and white card.

The red ribbon was wrapped around a large green panel and a piece of green patterned paper was tucked through and stuck onto the panel at an angle.  A peel-off, silver frog was stuck to the patterned paper and the photograph and matted sentiment were stuck onto the right hand side of the card.

Three daisies were then stuck down the red ribbon.  By the way, the lock was still leaking.

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