30.08.16 – A short trip to Piriac planned, but cutting it fine to get to the 1430 lock, leaving LRB at 1345. Unfortunately lost a fender overboard on route and spent 10 minutes trying to recover it, and in the end having to abandon it as it was being blown ashore and depth getting too shallow. Arrived at the lock at 1435 just as it closed. The next lock at 1630 would have been far too late to enter over the Piriac sill, so the trip abandoned. Arzal offered us a berth on J pontoon, but as all berths from F upwards are on the Camoel side, we opted for the long visitor pontoon. Stayed two nights and had an excellent meal at the restaurant overlooking the lock. Returned to LRB.