Today was a game of two halves! Firstly, the volunteers assembled at Ynysmeudwy Locks to bash balsam. The weather was lousy, with intermittent heavy showers but we pressed on and cleared most of the off-side bank above and below the lower lock. Bad weather stopped play just after eleven.

 BB 1  BB 2
 BB 3  BB 4

We retired to the canal HQ at the Hidden Lock to enjoy hot drinks and cake.

 Tea 1  Tea 2

Suitably refreshed and in much better weather, we pressed on. The new and old motorised wheelbarrows were utilised to move stone into tidy piles ready for future use. Also, Reese hauled a couple of huge capping stones by pedal power. And finally, Gordon got his recently refurbished cement mixer up and running and fitted out a new loo.

 Two Barrows  Moving Stone New Barrow
 Moving Stone Big 1  Moving Stone Big 2
 New Mixer 1  New Mixer 2
 Loo 1  Loo 2

A bit of a mixed day, due to the early rain, but our spirits were never dampened and much was achieved.