We have finally got away from the immediate vicinity of Milton Keynes, and cruised on the level up to the moorings just below Stoke Bruerne Bottom Lock.
I'd read that the weighing machine which used to be in the redundant lock next to the top lock had been removed - this is what it looks like now.
It was quite hot in the sunshine, and we went into the shop part of the Canal Museum to get an ice cream. While there I came across something which Sarah would have been interested in. I tried to comment on her blog about her rag rug woes, but my attempts failed. This is what I wanted to say:
I saw a leaflet in the shop about rag rugs. In it the rug making tool was referred to as a "rugging tool"; and your problem with the broken spring was addressed. It said that part of a safety pin was often used to replace the original spring when it broke. Hope that helps, Sarah.
(I've had problems trying to comment before. If I'm doing something wrong I wish I knew what it is! All I can think is that I'm using a computer which is more than five years old.)
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