Sunday, 20 September 2015
Pulling pins from Fazeley junction at 07.15 we soon get to Glascote locks. Lock 13 on the Coventry canal has to be one of the slowest locks on the system.
In fact it even has a poem written about it.
Passing under the motorway after leaving Tamworth and Carolyn thinks that this could be a Banksy.
A bit of a project boat.
Arriving at the bottom of Atherstone locks and there are 2 boats in front of us. We are told that the flight is very busy and we should expect to take at least 4 hours to complete the flight of 11 locks.
After 3 and a half hours we reached the top and did think about stopping for the night on the visitor moorings. But as you exit the top lock it doesn't look that inviting.
Reaching the visitor moorings and after having a look around the decision is made not to stop and carry on to a mooring we enjoyed last time we were in this area.
This is a mooring that we have used and enjoyed before and after 9 hours of non stop cruising it was good to eventually moor up. Last time we were here there was a band practising in the barns of this farm . This time they were there again, the drummers were out in the field making one almighty noise and the rest of the band were in the barns. We sat on the roof of Inca with a couple glasses of the red stuff and had a very entertaining evening after a long and very enjoyable cruise….Just the ticket.