Friday, 28 August 2009

What do we do now?

It may look like a hideous mistake but this is actually BW's perfectly sensible way of working boats up and down a water-less pound on the Huddersfield Narrow.
Star slithered down to the lock entrance while there was still water in the pound then when the water was emptied in to the lock to fill it for the up-coming boat we got manhandled out of the way to let him out before scraping our way in. On one we were firmly stuck and needed a few extra inches let through from above.
Any other way could have seen us marooned out of reach in mid-pound when the water was dropped.
It's boating captain, but not as we know it!

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