Oh no no eau!
Those of you who are familiar with the canal just down the road from us may have looked at the photos in the, “Brrrr… The Coldest Winter…” post earlier this month and thought, “That’s weird, I remember the water level being much higher than that.” Well, if you did, you were correct, it is usually about half a metre below the bank, like this….
However, in January, the canal company began to drain it in preparation for repairs, and they got part of the way through the process when we had the big freeze. That’s why it looks the way it does in the “Brrr…” post.
Now the freeze is pretty much over and so they’ve finished the draining. Jill and I went for bike ride along there today and thought you might like to see what it looked like.
And this is the reason – repairs to the lock gates at Jeanserre, just up the road:
The problem is, someone forgot to tell this boat owner!