Whats Happening ?

Leaking cills and rusty rods

Trevor and Adrian work down in the lock chamber.  First they clear out the large amount of silt that has accumulated behind the gate stop (again) and then caulk the gaps beneath  the stop boards with lengths of hemp rope wedged in with slithers of Oak.  Time is spent inside the ground paddle entrance  trying to remove the pin securing the lifting rod to the paddle gate so that the rod can be removed, straightened and made longer.  The pins is well rusted in and resists all attempts to move it.  It is given a healthy dose of penetrating oiland left for another day.