Tuesday 27th September, 2016 in Tixall Wide.
The day started overcast but dry, in contrast to the heavy rain of yesterday.
Gailey lock is in a very attractive setting beside the Round House.
M loved this classic "turnover" bridge that enabled a horse, where the towpath changes sides, to change from one side to the other without having to unhitch the towing line. The towpath changes sides quite frequently so that the horse is not always pulling at the same angle but is sometimes pulling from the right and sometimes pulling from the left, thus easing the strain on his shoulders.
Today: 13 miles, 11 locks and 7.2 hours.
Trip: 467 miles, 320 locks and 322.4 hours.