We had a lazy start this morning, well we weren't that lazy but we did take our time over breakfast and reading the paper before we set off. As you can see from the photo below we were blessed with some winter sunshine on our cruise/walk to Knowle locks.
When we arrived at the top of the locks and the service point I noticed Button End moored against the Stephen Goldsborough yard this was the boat that Adam Porter had reviewed in the last Canal Boat magazine and is a facsimilie of Footsie 100 a previous SG build.
Caxton has been serviced and is now entering the first of the five Knowle locks. These are all double locks, 80,000 gallons of water a time and double gates top and bottom. The paddles are hydraulically operated by windlass and by the time I had completed the five locks\my puny musscalls were in revolt!