Our workboat, Annette II, is not happy. The very heavy rain on Saturday resulted in considerable water flow down the river section of the canal. At Dudbridge Lower Lock, where Annette II was moored up, the high flow out of the bypass channel hit the wing wall on the offside and jetted across the canal so hard that it overflowed the gunwales of the craft, filling the bilges.
Consequently, she sank and tipped over on her side, were she now rests. We were hoping to use her to help move Dredger No.5 when it returns to the water this Thursday. Refloating is going to take a while and a scheme is needed to work out how best to achieve this.