|Our first sighting of lambs this year.|
|Waiting patiently whilst mum works the lock|
|Working hard and no smile this time|
Not sure why but the middle of the three locks below the staircase has a totally differant type of paddle gear on the lower gates. Its hydraulically operated and you had to wind for ages to lift or lower the paddle. Glad there are not too many of these.
|The middle of three locks below the staircase|
At the staircase we went straight in and met the locky in the middle chamber. She is one of the most helpful and chatty lockies we have ever met and enjoy a chat with her each year.
After a brief pause for water and lunch we continued a short way to Whitchurch. The visitor moorings online were all taken but were surprised to find only two boats in the arm. As it was now raining hard we decided to call it a day. Flushed with my success at reversing at Christleton I reversed AmyJo into the arm and onto the moorings below the winding hole.
|Thankfully little wind made reversing easier|
|Online moorings full of boats|
|Still loads of energy to dash around this field|
|Our mooring for the night.|
|Is this building site why the arm is empty?|