The river level dropped by 6ins overnight and then over the course of the morning it dropped another couple of inches so we can now get across the lock landing which means we are no longer isolated and can get to the village easily.
You can see from the marker board that it's still 2ft 6in in the red.
Just after I took this photo the narrowboat on the top left of the photo decided to go for it and set off up-stream.
He made it through the bridge hole with very little headroom and needed full throttle to battle the current. By the time we'd got back to the boat he'd made it up through Barton Lock too, but talking to a canoeist later, we were told that he'd really had to struggle to get into the lock cut as the weir current was so strong. He must be mad! He told the canoeist that "he had to be somewhere"......let's hope he gets there safely, rather him than me.