The Caen Hill flight of locks is one of those feats of engineering like the Golden Gate Bridge or the Eiffel Tower where a particular type of technology was stretched to the limit and has an absurd beauty as a byproduct of engineering necessity.
This is what they looked like when we were most of the way down, after several hours hard slog. We teamed up with another boat as these are double wide locks, and with Nick driving, and Margaret, Paula, and I (plus the crew from the other boat) working the locks we had enough workers for someone to go on ahead to the next lock and get that set up while our boats were still on the way down.
After twenty nine locks in the morning, the seven we did this afternoon were almost relaxing. Anyhow,
36 locks today
a new record for us. Thanks to Nick and Margaret for their help.