By around 9.30 we were being penned down through the first couple of locks in the rough areas and had a pleasant enough journey on into Leeds. We over took (whilst it was moored) the Lady Teal posh hotel boat near Kirkstall Brewery and before long we were entering Granary Wharf. There WAS a bit of a panic in lock 7 it might have been, where we met a couple coming up so whilst waiting for the lock to fill we were all chatting as you do when I noticed their boat was listing... quite badly. It turned out the chap had wrapped his rope around the bollard twice to keep it steady as the lock filled (using the centre line) and it got jammed. Luckily, Andy and I both had our walkie talkies in our ears so I Was able to call him and got him to shut down the top paddles, and then run back to the bottom ones with his windlass to let some water out... it was a very close call. I DO have it on video "somewhere) so I'll have a look and see if I can edit the (10 minute) clip, it will be in.
We noticed a swan planter on the roof of a boat, which on closer inspection turned out to be made from an old tyre.