We pulled pins at 09.00 after Curly eventually got up and with a break in the wind headed towards Soulbury 3 locks and arrived just after 09.30. You may remember that when we came up the locks a few days ago the gates and paddles had been left open . Well the same thing has happened again only this time there is a Volunteer lock keeper on site to sort it out. He had been on site since 08.00 but he didn't have a windlass , so couldn't drop the paddles. We had to lend him one of ours so he could drop the paddles. As we got to the bottom lock another Volunteer lock keeper turned up and guess what ? He didn't have a windlass either. It was all a bit Bizarre really as its the main tool of the job and without it you are unable to do much to help anyone through the locks. Anyway, I suppose it is the start of the silly season !!.
With Carolyn and Curly planning a shopping trip in to Bletchley i think i will sit it out on Inca for a few hours of peace and quiet.