Which is where the main body of the River Kennet first joins the canal (from the right under the footbridge). There is now a variable rate of flow to consider.
Guyers Lock was leaking well, there must have been some debris caught in the right hand paddle. It took a long time to empty!
And ready for the lock...
Now we are at Newbury Lock. Thankfully there are no onlookers at the Lock Stock & Barrel to watch our white knuckle ride on to the fast flowing Kennet.
And very quickly we were under the Town Bridge and out the other side.