During my stay in Cheshire earlier this year, I came across this group of narrow-boat travellers negotiating the lock gates.
the boat looked very elegant
... and here the different water levels can clearly be seen
Surprisingly, this particular gate was only constructed in 1994
Safely through that lock, the youngsters in the group had raced ahead ready to operate the next one!
It does appear to be a lovely way to see the countryside, but am told you need to be fit to operate the gates (perhaps why this chap chose to bring the youngsters along?!)
(With much sadness I dedicate this post to Lady Fi's beautiful dog Oscar and trust that she may be comforted in the knowledge that her many posts which included his delightful face and activities, brought great joy to the family of photo bloggers and he will not be forgotten)
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