So then - Having left Uppermill on Tuesday morning, we continued our journey along the HNC. It really is quite a nice canal and we both said how much better it will look with some more greenery. THAT said, in places even now when it's wet, it was rather shallow... luckily for us, we only encountered one "problem" and that was with a bike frame wedged behind a gate ... that took me ages to fish out. Apart from that, a thoroughly pleasant chugging experience.
Note ANDY taking the glory here as his phone was on the boat apparently so I had to take the photo of HIM holding the bike I'd just fished out.... hmmmmf
CRT do need to get their "grouting team" (and by that I mean the fellows squirting that expanding foam into holes) out though.. it was a good job I'd closed all the portholes on both sides... otherwise the pissers would have created a right old mess.