The paddle-gearing on the lock sides can be used right or left handed. Although some of it is rather hard to turn it is all kept in tip-top condition. The rounded beam handles are on the ends of the beams, just where all beam handles should be really.
This cottage had a big aerial, with an even bigger one just being installed in the field nearby.
But this one had the most aerials, four in all!
These are our ‘gongoozlers’ who helped us by opening some of the lock gates for us. One of the ladies asked us if our boat had a name! Although she was wearing glasses, we didn’t think that she had been to Specsavers recently!
There were some more interesting impressed lock side edging bricks here. British Waterways 1995-98.
Hereford and Worcester County Council 1974-97.
‘Tylers Lock on the Water’ seemed to be uninhabited.
I liked the re-use of the old lock beam ends on this chicken stile.
How lucky are we, all the locks except one, were in our favour. We only met two boats going down and one of them was nb Bendibedig who also run a blog. So, with Bottle on the tiller and me doing the 28 locks we completed the run up in just four hours, lovely jubbly! No doubt we may be a bit creaky tomorrow, but we have an easy day with only one 14’ deep lock and two tunnels.