The second task determined by our Engineer, Dave Pullen, was to find out the profile of the river bed below the lock so that a dam can be designed to ready the area for the work on replacing the gates. This was quite a complicated but low-tech process involving a boat, a rope, two men and a long pole. The task was achieved in the end but did afford some amusement to onlookers. Those who bet on a sinking were disappointed!
A general tidy up also took place and there was a large bonfire of wood gathered and piled up during previous work parties.