Whats Happening ?

4th September 2009

Michael arrives in the afternoon and drives the crane forwards onto the newly levelled area of lock side so that the mouth of the canal can be dredged of silt.  He still can’t reach the very end but clears a large mount from in front of the outer gate recess. A curved coping stone from the wing wall is uncovered and retrieved.

Once the mouth of the canal is clear of silt Adrian is hoping that the water level within the chamber will fall sufficiently to expose the exit of the paddle tunnels so that they can be cleaned out.