Thursday, 16 July 2015

You don't normally see this in a lock

The pair of locks numbered 42 takes the Trent and Mersey Canal under the Poole Aqueduct. The towpath side lock is being prepared for a CRT open day, hence the vast amount of scaffolding and steps disappearing down into the depths.

This is what a ground paddle - the actual paddle - looks like.

The square hole behind the paddle takes the water from the higher pound into the lock chamber where it exits below the lowest water level.

There was no signal where we moored last night in Wheelock; I'm posting this on the way to Middlewich.

This morning we walked/cycled into Sandbach and enjoyed the fine town on market day.

I wonder whether or not it will be barbecue weather this evening.

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