|Sunny September Day.|
At Hack Green locks we encountered a radio controlled boat called Victoria Plum which pushes a small butty before it called Victoria Plums Garage! The owner looks to be slightly disabled and has the remote round his neck whilst he does the gates, he appeared to be a single hander.
|Remote control round his neck for the boat behind him.|
|Centurion goes away as the boat is operated by radio control, the bow thruster's |
also operated by radio control
|Safely steered in by remote control.|
|Shroppie Fly and Audlem Mill.|
|Former Audlem Lock Keeeprs cottage..|
|St James Church - Audlem|
Walking back down the locks we saw FMC Dove working down the locks. I like to see traditional boats and this guy was doing it the traditional way, paddles dropped with hands on the shafts to control. bow up on the gates with engine in gear, pulling the gates open with a rope and engine in reverse, then pulling shut the gate shut behind the boat, where the rope then falls away and is retrieved whilst his partner lock wheeled ahead. Good to see, but I forgot to take photos of the rope work.
|FMC Dove in Audlem lock 13.|
|A couple more traditional Boats.|
|Barbridge Inn Mooring.|