This is Grace earning herself a certificate.
Anyone negotiating Watford locks lately will have noticed that for a small donation to their flower fund, the Lockies will issue you with a signed certificate to show you have got safely through without making a mess of it. More of a fun memento really. However Grace did well in getting hers as she put in a sterling effort. Given suitable supervision these locks are good for kids to try as the paddles and the gates are quite light.
Coming through the locks last week I noticed that they now have a popular new variant certificate available. I should have photographed it, but it had words to the effect of “Watford locks failure certificate – for making a complete pig’s ear of operating the staircase locks”. No doubt they will be very popular with the many Canal Boat Club hirers who pass through here most days!