It is still hard work though and no volunteer,lock keepers to assist this trip but the sun was out and there were plenty of gongoozelers to offer some assistance. Three youngster adding a windlass to their Christmas lists so they can do more! As usual we got into a rhythm - with the Captain making good use of downtime to get the Sunday roast on the go.
Still five hours.
For this who like to breast up on a flight, this now not allowed on Caen Hill. It wasn't an option for us anyway.
We were just at the bottom of the main flight when a blog reader came back to say hello. We were past there boat so I don't have the name but it was lovely to chat. If you're reading it today you will spot your boat mooring up!
LJ made it to about 23 when I relented and let him back onboard.
Quiet and calm at the start of today as we head to Bradford on Avon