Friday, 30 April 2010

Theale to Woolhampton

The Kennet & Avon is certainly treating us to new experiences. The first being the turf sided locks, there are only 2 surviving out of the original 21. We also went through 2 scalloped locks and 6 electric bridges (5 swing and 1 lift). Our hearts were certainly beating fast getting into Woolhampton lock, the current runs very strong. The lock has to be set ready before opening the electric bridge, as you need a good hard run to get past the flow of the joining river, even then it was a bit hairy.

001Garston Lock turf sided chamber



Sheffield scalloped Lock


Tyle Mill electric swing bridge


The Rowbarge, Woolhampton – circa 1730

1 comment:

p-millhouse said...

the locks look interesting?,you are having some good experiences that you will remember for a long time.priceless