The Tug Team reports
by: Jenny K.
We put Margaret through her paces today. First we collected Warp from the dry dredger team above Ryeford Locks and delivered her to the wet dredgers on Patricia at Hilly Orchard playing fields. We swapped the empty Warp for the full Weft and delivered Weft to the dry dredgers. While she was being filled we stopped for early lunch ( or was it late elevensies ) and topped up the stern gland on Margaret.
We then took the now full Weft back to Patricia who had moved to the river weir at Ebley and swapped hoppers again. Back to the dry dredgers with a full Warp by which time it was raining so we sat in the cabin on Margaret while she was being emptied and then prepared to take Warp back to Patricia.
We had a phone call to say that Patricia needed some on the go maintenance which meant Weft was not going to be filled before we clocked off. So as we were going that way we took Warp back to Ebley and moored her on the landing stage.
In all, a good day.