We left Denver Lock on the high tide at noon
and headed down stream for Salters Lode Lock, aiming to go in at a right angle alongside the tractor tyres
and avoid the submerged mud bank
We then had to wait outside the lock while the tide went out enough for the Lockie to open the gate and let us in.
The bow was tied to the overhead gantry and we were alongside the very muddy tyres for an hour and a half
Once the tide had dropped exposing the full extent of the mud bank the lockie opened the guillotine gate and let us in
After the wide rivers where we hardly saw any other moving boats it's going to seem a bit strange being back on the drains and then the busy canals.