Boaters Gold !!! Just after leaving the tunnel we came upon this little lot all cut into boat size lengths. We loaded the roof with what we wanted and there was still enough left for 2 or 3 more boats to fill up with.
We soon reached The Watford flight of locks. These consist of 3 single locks and a staircase of 4 locks. With the sign saying lockeepers on duty Carolyn heads off to find them and book our passage up the flight.
Luckily there was one boat in front of us going up and one coming down, so after waiting 10 minutes for the one coming down to pass we were on our way.
There are 2 paddles on each staircase lock ,one red and one white. They have to be operated in a certain way and there is a saying to get it correct. Red before white and you will be allright.. White before red and you will wish you were dead.
We did the flight in just under 35 minutes with the help of a very good lady lockie, the average time for this flight is about 45 minutes so we did very well.
We picked up a mooring about a mile above the locks in a rural location with this pair for company. Carolyn thought they were lovely. I think they will be even lovelier in a few months time on a plate covered in mint sauce and surrounded with gravy ,Spuds and veg… Yum yum