There have been complains recently about there not being any room between some of the lock ladders and the lock side, so you can't get a toe hold. Here, the ladders have been extended into the lock by several inches. Lots of room for feet, but David managed to hit it as he brought the boat in.
Four more heavy locks and we are in the Dean Valley, a beautiful strip of canal with bluebells woods on the right and meadows on the left.
Saw my first Kingfisher of the season and there was wild garlic where there were no bluebells.
Take a gold heart, wrap some metalic cord around it and add a sequin flower. Mat it onto red, black and gold card and stick it onto a red card blank.