Pics of the day - Part 2:
Having managed to warm the camera up (left it in my inside pocket!) I managed a couple of pics on the way home:
1) Lock 18 as the sluice was opened.
2) M80 bridge at Castlecary. By this time the rain had stopped!
Must get an OS map for the plotter
Unfortunately this was the pic that totally killed the camera battery, so I can't give you the closing view of the "wake shot" with a premix engine running at slightly faster than tickover for 7.5 hrs.....
Navigation wise - a couple of 12m ropes would be perfect for the locks - I used a 10 (slightly too short on lock 18) and a 20m (too long everywhere!) Having said that 6m would be Ok as the British Waterways guys can unhook the top for you when at the bottom of the lock.
As for the party - plenty to see & do. Loads for the kids. Only down side was the live bands meant that you had to be at the other side of the "pond" to be able to have a half sensible conversation. Other than that & the p!ss!ng rain - a good wee event.
Huge thanks to the BW guys for the locking etc.
Anyone doing anything in July 2022?