Market Harborough Arm, not water to wine but water to soup.
After Thursday's high winds the trees have been stripped of their leaves and now the canal is a leaf soup; colourful but tiresome if you are making your way through, the leaves gather around the prop. I walked the dogs along the towpath to Foxton, somewhere to go something to do, and had a look at the progress being made on the lock flight.
The workmen were shimming the gates to reduce leakages and all the drained lock chambers have been inspected and repairs to brickwork made where required. Look at the bridge base to the lock chamber.