Two thing which seem the norm, all the locks were against us and no sooner had we started down the flight it started to rain and only stopped just before the bottom lock. Some of the lock show the wear the stone and brick works has suffered over the years with boats not quite getting the line right.
We did meet another boat at lock 6 but to our surprise apart from lock 7 that he had just left all the rest were again against us so I think he must have spent the night on the lock moorings.
I do like to see things like this or painted signs on the walls of old buildings.
Just above lock 2 I was lucky enough not only to see a Kingfisher but also photograph it, in actual fact I think there were two, because just after I took the photo it flew off, but looking back I could see the back of one in the same tree.
Still there were plenty of them and it wasn’t that far to their yard at Stewponey Lock. we didn’t go much further before mooring for the night, we are within a foot of the bank which isn’t bad, the whole canal is very shallow as I found out when I tried reversing.