The water point at Audlem wharf is in a sort of lay-by just long enough for a full-length boat. Having taken on water, we were just leaving and making room for this "dutch barge" style-narrowboat to follow on. The steerer was inching forwards and looked uncertain as to whether the lay-by was large enough to accommodate his boat.
"Will it fit?" he shouted urgently to his wife at the bow. She looked at me, rolled her eyes and said: "Typical man, obsessed with length!"
Not for the first time on the cut I was speechless!