Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Synchronised boating at the Three Locks

It seems a long time ago now, but it was only just over two weeks ago when we set off from Milton Keynes to Watford. On the first day we went up the Three Locks at Soulbury, very near where we used to live.

Jan showed her expertise at synchronised boating ...

... where the idea is to leave a lock at the same time as the "partner" boat, navigate the short pound together, and enter the next lock simultaneously. That's Jubilee on the right, by the way. We are locking up with Festina Lente.

The boats naturally stick together so there's no bashing or scraping. The technique works well for straight flights of locks with short pounds - as long as there are no boats coming the other way.

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