The Ups and Downs of a Lockkeeper book is a lighthearted look at the lockkeeper's job, be it a rural lock on the canals, or an ultra-modern affair at a huge marinas.
Narrowboats, motorcruisers, yachtsmen, rowers and canoeists alike will relate to the scrapes people get into in locks - all of which will be embarrassingly familiar to flustered lock users of all ages,
In The Ups and Downs of a Lockkeeper the horrors unfold as we are hilariously reminded of the awkward occasions we would rather not remember!
This book is full of hilarious situations with comical illustrations making it a book you really won't want to put down!
A bit about the writer:
Jake Kavanagh - Born into a boating family and for many years lived by the Thames at Marlow. After a variety of jobs the River eventually drew him back; Jake joined the Thames Water Authority as a lockkeeper, working the locks around Windsor for four years. Jake took over the editorship of Motor Boats Monthly in 2000 and in 2002 he joined the UK's biggest boating magazine, Practical Boat Owner,as features editor. He is now a freelance marine journalist and cartoonist.