Well last nights internet signal on 3 was about zero, flicking one or two bars on and off, so last nights Blog only went out as text, photos were added today. It was also my first attempt and putting video straight to Blog rather than via Youtube.
This morning we were slightly later away and as we worked down the first lock we could see a CRT work boat loading just below the lock, luckily ha had pulled away before we arrived but it put us right behind him at the next lock. The grass has been cut nicely around the locks but left completely along the lock moorings where you need to get on and off your boat, its actually higher that the wooden mooring bollards. Luckily CRT only went through two locks as they are repairing the lock landing below Claverdon Top Lock.
Most of the bridges along this canal are of the fixed cantilever design with a gap between the two deck leaves for the tow rope to pass, this meant that they didn't requite a tow path running through them as the horse could just walk round them and the boatman feed the rope through the slot between the leaves, it resulted in a much narrower bridge and no need to build an arch on top.