It was a long hot day yesterday, we had to go down Sidbury Lock for water and to wind, it was a bit disconcerting with this lot
Below the lock
We plodded on up the cut until I was given a chance to do a George Formby impression, you have to be British and in a certain age group to appreciate this.
All the locks were in our favour and we only saw two other boats on the move until we came to Offerton Locks, we passed a hire boat coming down and slipped all unconcerned into lock thirteen, I then noticed that lock fourteen wasn't just full but water was pouring over the bottom gates, on investigation I was told that B.W. were running water down because the pound below lock seven was totally dry, I pointed out that we had come up and although all the pounds were a bit low none was dry. "No", I was assured, "that pound is dry" and the water continued to pour down. Net result was that we were held up for an hour and the long pound is now so low we scraped bottom this morning as we continued our journey. I had a poke along our hull today and couldn't find any wheels so how did we get through a "dry" pound? The ways of B.W. passeth all understanding.
Tomorrow the other grandsprogs and parents arrive for a week, posts may become infrequent but,
Watch this space.............