The lockgates are an endless source of amusement to my children. They spent a happy few minutes opening and closing them. (These ones are not operational as the canal is only navigable on special occasions such as Open Days by the local canal boat society).
On our way back, we noticed this family of swans – Mum and Dad and five cygnets. Here they are sitting on their ‘nest’ or at least a convenient refuge from the public on the other side of the canal from the towpath!
Here are a couple of them swimming – when they saw us, they obviously came to investigate!