Well needless to say it rained last night.
We set off this morning a few minutes after 10a. and shortly before the locks we passed the remains of the old tramway bridge.
We had quite a good run down the first set of locks as they are close enough to walk down and set ahead and at lock 43 we met a boat coming up with a Volocky assisting them, its a handy pound to pass in. meeting them put the next two with us and then another Volocky turned No 46 to our favour, leaving that we met yet another boater who told us we had a good run to the bottom, however at the next lock we could see a boat ahead of us leaving. We stopped for water and dispose of rubbish at bridge 63. The rubbish compound is locked and they take recycling but still some boaters haven't got the hang of it, so its little wonder C&RT have so few recycling stations. There was a boater already taking water so we had a bit of a wait.
C&RT have left this work flat moored to the lock moorings just below lock 50, there is about 300Mts of straight piling they could have used. If its still there when we come up it will be another email to C&RT.