Literally scraping the bottom. Everything looked fine when we departed for Crofton Lock on Friday morning but the trouble started as soon as we left the lock. The water levels were considerably down and we crawled to the next lock, debated calling BW but Geoff let some water down from the following lock and it made a slight difference but by the third lock we were just looking for the phone number to call BW when miraculously a man in blue top appeared.
We waited half an hour for him to try and rectify the problem and when he came back the water levels had risen slightly. So we carried on with the warning that the summit pound was still quite shallow....
We actually then shared two locks with another boat....hooray!
Once on the other side of the tunnel, although the water was down, it was not as bad as the other side.
We went through our first 2 descending locks at Wooton and then saw a congenial mooring place just above the next lock so decided to call a halt for the day. We even had someone to share the locks with...............can't remember the name but a live aboard who goes up and down this stretch....no licence displayed!