By the time we arrived with FS the pound was about full. Malcolm the lockie was still busy running water down so with his help got us down the flight in record time and then it was onward to Gifford Park to water up.
First we had to get to Cosgrove. The section between Yardley Gobion and Cosgrove is notoriously shallow, with mud and silt having built up over the years on the off side. So as not to create a wash we could only travel at just over tickover. Seemed to take forever and was very relieved when Cosgrove lock came into sight.
|C&RT bod doing a survey on the bridge.|
|Looking back at the lock.|
|Views crossing the Iron Trunk Aqueduct.|
|Novel bow fender.|
We finally arrived at Campbell Park at 4 pm. With a space available on the 48 hour mooring on the park side, we pulled in and then walked round to Newlands to see if any spaces were free. As we need to be here for at least 2 weeks, we were dismayed to see wall to wall boats as far as the eye could see. Quite what we are going to do when the 48 hours are up on Friday we haven't a clue. Sort of hoping a boat will move on but judging by the amount of the moorers stuff on the towpath, these boats have been there for a very long time!
So now for the wildlife,
|Its the Lock Ness Monster.|
|Spooked by something|
|Got us a stampede.|
|Next few photos are by the pond in the park|