Day 28: Alvecote – Hartshill

9 miles
11 locks

We left the marina at the same time as Victoria, to fill up with diesel and buy a bag of coal, before heading off in the same direction as far as Polesworth, where Vicky was stopping.

Then it was up Atherstone locks, which were very busy, with boats leaving the rally and it being a popular route. We had to queue at every lock so it took us four and a half hours to get to the top. We had planned to go as far as Sutton Stop (Hawkesbury junction), but we wanted to catch up with a friend (Mark aka The Engineer) who works locally, so we decided to stop near the Anchor pub in Hartshills, where they were having a Pie Night. It was great to catch up and the pies were excellent too. Now tied up and we’ve got the stove on to keep off the autumn chill!

20140826-214452-78292225.jpg

Advertisements
Categories: Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Post navigation

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.

%d bloggers like this: