Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Hatton Locks


IMG_1887After a good night in Warwick we awoke with the thought of the Hatton flight of 21 locks in front of us . In fact it was 23 locks as there are the 2 Warwick cape locks before the main flight. But lucky for us there was a boat waiting on the bottom lock landing for a boat to share with.

IMG_1891We paired up with Bob and Jan on nb Small Dreams and with Bob and Carolyn on lock wheeling duty and myself and Jan doing the most important job of steering we soon started to put some locks behind us.

IMG_1900Not far from the top and you can see all the way down the flight and into Warwick.

IMG_1908This Dragonfly is a stainless steel sculpture by Gideon Petersen and is in a side pond above Lock 42 on the Hatton flight, opposite the British Waterways depot.

We eventually made it to the top in a good time of 3 hours and 30 minutes. It made a great difference having an experienced crew to work our way up with. We treated ourselves to something to eat at the cafe , then were off again

IMG_1911With Shrewley tunnel behind us (and yes it was very wet i and I got bloody soaked) and a lovely warm day we decided to pick up a mooring near Rowington as it was somewhere that i had made a note of in our Pearson guide when we past through here over 2 years ago . With good weather forecast we may well have a day off tomorrow and catch up with a few jobs on Inca , as well as catching up on some all important chilling out…….

                                                                                                       Happy Days

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