The work was finished on lock 29 and as the CRT boat pulled out of the lock with the last of the tools, fences and other bits and pieces, we were ready to go in.
Once we had got down the locks in Stone, we met Mikey on nbVictoria. He was having a bit of trouble turning his historic working boat round in the winding hole. In fact the front was stuck on silt and the back was against the piling.
We threw him a rope and putting Tacet into reverse, pulled him round, and after a bit of further to-oing and fro-ing he was free and could back up to the mooring point.
It was good to see Mikey again, we met last year on the BCN Challenge, he is now living on Victoria, selling coal and gas along the cut. Find him on http://www.facebook.com/nb.Victoria
Stone - Weston upon Trent
6 miles, 6 locks