We passed this guy on route doing the monotonous job of pit filling. Pits are holes made by rust eating into the metal of a boats hull. They can be filled in with weld like in the picture above , but if they get too bad it may be a case of re-plating the hull.… Its a good reminder to keep your hull in good condition and always have it blacked every couple of years.
Up through Hillmorton locks and another holdup with a hire boat in front of coming down the locks at the top. So as the lock says we are captive for a while. It was their first ever lock and according to them it was nothing like the hire company told them it would be. That sounds about right.