Our first Windlass arrived thanks to Ebay (other auction sites are available - apparently)...
Isn't she beautiful? - Those of you with good eyesight may notice the plastic revolving handly bit is scratched to buggery. That's not down to poor post and packaging no... it's due to the fact she's second hand - I'm afraid the Yorkshire man in me (usually quite well suppressed) came out and I refused to spend twice the money on a new one! On this occasion however, it wasn't totally fiscally related... for whatever reason, I actually find it exiting to think of the journeys it's already been on... the balmy summer days going through the Greenberfield Locks on the Leeds & Liverpool... or a misty autumn morning heading down into Braunston.
Of course she COULD have been yogged at a spouse in anger, knocking some poor buggar into the canal killing them! - er, perhaps we'll stick with the more romantic possibilities for now ;-)
Yesterday ALSO marked the final acquisition of Nicholson's Waterways Guides too: