|Empty pound. We had 2 like this!|
|Lock 10 on the Tame Valley Canal being helped by Dave Upton|
|Lock 10, gate and paddles closed this is how much the lock is leaking.|
on 2 of the pounds (length of water between lock) were empty. As in just a trickle in the bottom. This meant we had to let water down through, all this took some time. Along the way a man walking by stopped to help. Taking a windlass he stayed to help us through the last 4 locks. Thankfully as this saved me a lot of too and fro. Then when we got to lock 10 it was flooded, water pouring over the top of the gate and I had to paddle to get to them! We stopped for the day after lock 11 as by then it was nearly 6!