Tuesday Photo Challenge – Tower

Frank has given us the theme of Tower this week.
We didn’t come in contact with that many towers on our trips on the boat, but we did have to navigate two rather deep locks on the river, where the sides towered above us.

Photo: Approaching Luddington Lock, River Avon.

Photo: Inside Luddington Lock

Photo: View from the other side after we’d berthed for the night.

On our first trip up river to Stratford Upon Avon, locking up at Luddington I couldn’t reach the bow rope even with the boat hook as it was just too deep. I ended up on the ground at full stretch and was lucky not to fall in!
I know we were novices, but it didn’t help that another couple in a hire boat joined us inside, and she was a bit dippy! She dropped the windlass and expected it to float, but before doing that had managed to break the paddle on one of the gates. In her enthusiasm to fill the lock with water, she nearly sank us as the water was coming in too fast on our side and I was still trying to get up after finally reaching our own rope and trying to tie off! Scary stuff!!
Locking down is a lot easier and quicker as you’re starting high and letting the water out.
Pershore is actually the deepest lock on the river, but I never had a problem there!
Photos: approach and safely up at Pershore

Photo: Berthed at the recreation ground at Pershore coming back to base.


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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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4 Responses to Tuesday Photo Challenge – Tower

  1. Thank you. I so want to go on a canal trip now

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