The art of lock jumping. Carolyn still can not bring herself to jump across the gates on a single canal. Its only a few feet to jump across ,but because it can be more than 12 feet up in the air it sort of puts people off doing it. I have even measured it out and Carolyn can easily jump it on level ground, but its just not having the confidence to jump between the gates…Maybe one day !
Arriving at Penkridge and it can be so hard sometimes to pass a good looking watering hole. After using the services above the lock we moored up and then Carolyn and Curly went to Penkridge market which according to the expert shoppers is very good and well worth a visit.
After the Girls had their shopping fix we left Penkridge and headed to a mooring we have used before which is above Boggs lock at Gailey. After a night here we will have a 4 or 5 hour cruise and then hopefully get onto The Shropshire Union Canal.