After Ian had done the first seven locks it was then my turn to do seven We did this all the way up the flight to give each other a breather.. Some of the paddle gear took some winding and I struggled with quite a few but its amazing how much can be achieved if you put your mind ( and muscle ) to it. We had a great system worked out, working one lock ahead but the rain was getting heavier and my feet began to squelch every time I put a step forward. I did get a great photo looking down from the reservoir after climbing about 15 steps in thick mud and puddles but it was worth it to get this view.
|CRT bods helping Ian through. They were moored in the pound and was in the process of coming up the flight themselves but very kindly let us through first. As you can see the rain was still coming down.|
|New van, new sign and parked next to it, the old.|
|A very wet and bedraggled me on our last lock of the day.|
|Well away from the side. This doesn't show just how low the water levels were|
|Residential boat listing badly.|
Isn't it sods law, that when we have finally got dry and warm the sun comes out. Typical!!!!