Good afternoon everyone, I do hope your day is going well even with the miserable weather that we have outside.
This is a revisit to the folder where the images from Paddy's Hole are kept. There is just so much to see and shoot, I have probably said that before, but I find it such an interesting place.
I spotted this beautifully shiny padlock connected to an extremely rusty chain and began to wonder what exactly it was meant to be protecting. The chain is wrapped around the seat of the boat and then goes up to the rowlock, that's it. Now either someone is worried that their seat will be stolen or the rowlock, I have no idea, but both appear to be firmly connected to the boat and if you did bother to unscrew them you could just unwrap the chain from round them.
The rope is also connected to the rowlock and then the chain, so maybe the rope is to secure the chain, or could it be that the rope has been chained up also to prevent it from being removed. A true state of weird affairs.
I will hasten to add that nothing is actually locking the boat to anything, it is merely moored in the normal manner with a piece of rope, so if you untied and took the boat, the chain, padlock, rowlock and rope will all come with it.
I suppose it saves the owner trying to find a key to fit the padlock, although I would have to ask, why fit the padlock in the first place?
This one may keep me up for a few nights, supplies need to be checked. Tea, check. That'll do, all set.
I hope you like it. Thanks for looking and for any comments.
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