They're all well maintained and easy to operate, but the only 2 boats we met coming down had problems getting out of locks. The bottom gate wouldn't open all the way at locks no. 2 and no. 8 and a boat got stuck in each lock. By getting them to reverse back into the lock and jiggling the gate a bit we managed to move whatever had been stuck behind the gate and get them out.
It'll be a real shame if the proposed HS2 spoils this canal.
After the locks, we moored at this new pub intending on having Sunday lunch.
Back on the boat I managed to rustle up some cheese on toast before carrying on to Minworth where we've moored for the night. There's a large Asda store about 10 minutes walk away and as our cupboards are fairly empty we paid them a flying visit. We'll have our Sunday dinner this evening.............roast rack of lamb with all the trimmings, cheaper and better than we'd have got at the Cuttle Bridge