Today's weather has possibly been the best since we started in March. We had almost wall-to-wall sunshine and even the wind didn't seem to have quite the same bite to it. In fact, while sitting on a bench at Barker's Lock sheltered by trees but in the full blast of the sun, I actually got quite hot.
We did have one small problem, though, and that was at Long Eaton Lock. When we got there at about 0900 we found that the pound above was very low.
This was the predicament of two boats in the drained pound:
The CRT man on his bike zoomed up and down as we climbed the locks, assisting with them and making sure there was enough water for us.
Here he is (on right, windlass in left hand) on his way to the next lock.
Braunston 2017 - Arrived 4.30. Purchased patchwork trousers and brass items. Ate tea. Went to beer tent. Talked to lots of people. Excellent. Now retiring to the distant st...
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