After a very quiet night at Acton Trussell we headed off to work through Deptmore Lock. The fun began when I opened the gates and Eric tried to leave the lock. Something fouled the propellor and brought the engine to a stop, he drifted out and luckily the wind brought the boat into the bank. So boat tied up and down the weedhatch went Eric to feel for the problem. A rope side fender was stuck between the top of the propellor and the bottom of the boat......jammed in tight. Out came a carving knife and after half an hour Eric had removed the fender. No damage done other than a few more bruises on Eric's arm.
We continue on our way, Ben and I continued our walk as far as Radford Bank where there was room to stop. We're off to the carvery later for a meal. We've decided to head down to Cox's in Atherstone to get the Travel Power generator checked and reconditioned. RCR said a new one from Beta would need a lottery win! So our plans have changed once again but it doesn't really matter as long as we're not tied up going nowhere.