|Pilling Flood lock and the day boat in front|
|Easy to flood this dayboat judging by the design. Most of the kids trying to haul the boat back toward the side. Another dangerous moment !|
The day boaters stopped above this lock deciding they needed a pint at The Waterside Inn. We carried on to Cossington lock and it was here that I found the top gate paddle left up. But trying to drop this paddle was impossible. It could be neither opened or closed meaning we couldnt get to equalise the water and open the bottom gates. In the end, Ian had to nudge FS to the gate and try to drive the boat forward. It worked and although we dont normally open gates this way, it was all we could do to use the lock. Another phone call made to C&RT!
|For one paddle to be out of sync with the other must mean a major problem for C&RT to sort out. Another stoppage perhaps?|