by: Bob Hallam
The weather has improved greatly in Eastern Stroud. It's been rather cold up there, after all, it is closer to Siberia than the Western Depot.
As we gain experience and confidence, the hoppers are filled ever more full.
The photo shows our latest one today. It shows less than a foot (30cm) of freeboard and still floating in our newly cleared channel.
The pipe in the foreground is for the pump we use to remove as much free water as we can to make life a bit easier for the "dry dredging" boys. After all, they have tough enough underfoot conditions with all the recent rain and snow.
Onwards and Westwards then as we dredge our way back (about 10-15 yards per day) to Bowbridge Lock.