In persistent heavy rain we ferried the lime mortar mix over the canal to continue the erection of the by-wash wing wall. Everyone worked with a will and a lot of cursing. But this wall, although three times smaller than the tow path wall is getting a lot of favourable comment, largely due to it being much more visible to walkers and cyclists passing by.

cement mixer 1

‘Nellie’ the Dory is absolutuley essential as the canal is quite deep now with the incessant rain. The wall is constructed in such a way that the water is confined to a narrower channel and takes the silt with it rather than depositing it. The shallow deptth here has always been a problem for the canoes in summer.

trebanos lock 1.12.15

Another two weeks and we should be moving to a new site to continue our restoration of the Clydach Lock.