Later this year the Canal & River Trust will be taking over responsibility for 2,000 miles of waterways in England and Wales. As part of this new initiative, the Trust have opened the floodgates, literally, to volunteers – giving anyone the chance to be a lock keeper on the waterways. Kind of like being a captain on a ship, you can control the water, like Moses. Almost. Following the success of earlier volunteer lock keeper trials, the trust will be expanding the scheme to over 50 locations around the country – many in London and some close to the London 2012 Olympic site. The waiting list is currently full but keep checking back.
For info, see waterscape.com.