I checked out the work when I arrived at Semington, though I managed to avoid getting my hands dirty.
Jacqui and her helpers, but mainly Louis, were patching up the hull using challico, a mixture of pitch and horse dung, boiled up together.
flooding the dock at the end of the job
Ian and Jason of Semington Dock ease Aster out into the pound
poling Aster round to the lock
making Aster fast to Eve ready for towing
I was a bit busy keeping a steady course through the wind and the rain for the next two days, so there aren't that many pics of the trip. Here's one that Craig Marshall took as we crossed the Dundas aqueduct, though
|getting ready for day 2|
top image from http://collections.canalrivertrust.org.uk/bw184.108.40.206.68