As the River Barrow is still closed to navigation, we are now cruising back up the Barrow Line.
Going back up lock 24 is quite tricky as there are no ground paddles at the middle gates of this staircase lock.
These donkeys are a popular garden ornament in Ireland.
The only boats on the move seem to be the weedcutters, which come in all shapes and sizes.
We can now see what he has done with the weeds he has collected.
The paddles on the bottom gates are extremely heavy to work.
Lyons House was formerly the home of the Cloncurrys, who were actively involved in the early days of the canal.
We found a mooring beside Stacumney, with deep water right up to the towpath. We seem to be specialising in mooring near to a ruin!
We decided not to climb inside this old lock house at Stacumney!
The lockkeeper arrived while they were still in the lock, and was not impressed by their method. He let us up extremely gently by using an empty top chamber, and running the water through from the top.
We moored above lock 15 again and found a good place for playing boules beside the lock.
This is the first time we have seen a heron in a tree.
We returned through Sallins. This is another place with many boats and few moorings.
These weedcutters just keep on coming!
A barge came to share the mooring overnight. It is quite an occasion to see another boat on the move. We plan to stay here until The Barrow is navigable.