Here’s a picture of Kath steering Herbie into a lock. She thinks she is better at it than me. I couldn’t possibly comment.
As usual on our last trip Kath was badgering all those ladies who never drive boats into locks and thus have to all the heavy paddle winding and gate shoving themselves. While Kath is lecturing them about not being browbeaten by their husbands, the hubbies usually shuffle about looking guilty and say something like “ I tried to get her to but she won’t do it” a claim then usually hotly denied by the wife who says something like “Well you shout at me and tell me I’m not doing it right.”
What neither of them seem to understand is that both driving and lock wheeling are nice to do, but not all the time. We take it in turns, changing over duties after every three locks. That way we both get some exercise and some driving and if there are a lot of locks to do, the day is a lot less tiring. When Rick is with us we we all take turns and change after every two locks, so you get four locking then two driving.
Kath lectures these poor couples so vigorously that one of these days some bloke is going to bust her on the nose. I just keep my distance. Kath can look after herself against most men. She has on more than one occasion been described as formidable. I couldn't possibly comment.