The scenery is of green hills, woods, cows, black sheep and railway lines.
At Beeston Stone lock a mature all male hire crew shut the lock on us. (These are all double locks i.e. two boats can fit in a lock alongside each other). Sue politely mentioned that it's a waste of water to lock down individually and if they waited at the next lock we could lock down together.
We didn't realise that the next lock was the iron lock with notices telling crews to lock down separately as the iron walls have distorted... the hire crew didn't wait anyway.
The remains of Beeston Castle high on a rocky outcrop dominate the scene for miles around. 14:00 we moor above Whartons lock opposite The Shady Oak pub.
|FL waiting for the lock to fill.|
|Anglo Welsh hire fleet .|
|A lengthman's shed.|
|Iron lock (like floating in a skip)|