It's been chaos here. They told me 'Boats & Plans incompatible", but they didn't mention Chaos. Time for a picture that has nothing to do with that:
So anyway we braved the Thames in spate, well Yellow Boards anyway (Red means the insurance don't pay up, and Yellow is next down). It was quite exciting and we had a mission to be at a sort of weekend Rally to launch a new boat from our boatbuilder, combined with my birthday with sons & daughter-in-law, hosted at their barbeque. The first two locks were fine, but at Marsh lock I made a real hash of it and wound up wedged at 45 degrees across the entrance. In the end the Self Service lock turned out to be attended and he towed us in! I blame a strange wier stream, but no great harm was done.
The new boat they were promoting looked like this:
Oh dear, are we out of time? Well about that Chaos, oh sorry, I'll have to explain that next time. Just one more picture, showing what strange characters use the Thames: