Friday, 23 July 2010
A delightful run to the top
Wow!! We had a great day on the Chesterfield......
First of 23 locks
And another in beautiful rural surroundings
Some signs of habitation by a couple of the locks
It was the best day we have had on this canal, the locks are just delightful and doing 23 didn't seem like hard work at all. Half way up we stopped to have coffee and a rest and whilst there along came Trevor who is the linesman for this length of canal.
Coffee break turned out to be much longer than anticipated as Trevor had lots of interesting tales of the canal. He worked on it for 30 years before retiring and now he looks after this stretch and a couple of feeder reservoirs nearby.
Whilst chatting to Trevor we had a couple of visitors fly overhead.
The locks are some of the best kept we have seen on the canals and with only a couple of exceptions all the paddles are easy to operate