As planned we were up and about early and left Wheaton Aston at just gone 8am, we stopped on one of the many water points to top up and were soon up the lock and on our way. Unfortunately we didn't get far.
Another boat had arrived the other side just before us and had already phoned CRT to report it. It wasn't long before an army of men appeared (well five actually) to assess and remove what they could. They told us they would clear the tow path but the main trunk in the canal would need contractors. Dave was soon on the phone arranging it all and he and the team then got to work doing what they could. By 11:30 the path was clear. I called CRT in the afternoon for an update but unfortunately they couldn't give me any idea when the contractors would be out. We're hoping they are going to be out early in the morning.
1 mile and 1 lock
TOTAL 711.5 miles and 555 locks