This is Petroc in the queue at the top of Frankton Locks waiting to go down the Montgomery. Passage has to be pre-booked at least the day before and they only take 12 down and 12 up a day. They are only open between 12-2pm daily. We were 5th in line of 7 to go down and there were three coming up and since the lock keeper started early at 11.30 and we started down about 1.30, it is difficult to see how 12/12 could be achieved within the publicised times.
However I had a good enough signal to write the previous blog as we sat waiting and we then had an easy passage down, aided by the lock keeper for the first 2 locks which are a staircase.
The following pictures show how the restoration work is progressing