Despite having travelled this route many times before it was not without interest.
The lack of lock bywashes was evident here at Red House lock with excess water crashing over the gates.
The leak we spotted back in October has not been repaired but has acquired some safety tape - that should fix it!
The Infamous Lock 12
You may recall that in October we had to be brought in to Aylesbury by lorry because C&RT had still not repaired the collapsed lock after 8 months of 'work'
On the left you see the nice new wall which lock 12 has been given at the cost of £800,000
and on the right you see an old lock wall.
In addition to a lovely new wall, lock 12 also has a bywash for excess water to escape around the lock.
It can be seen to the right of picture below.