A’s First Voyage: Day 5

Hopwas – Atherstone

A glorious day for boating! We had arranged to pop in to Glascote Basin, run by our friend Sarah so once up the two locks (BoatBaby in sling), we turned in there. We hadn’t visited since Sarah took over so it was fun to have a look around and a catch up while the laundry was going. James also sorted out the new bilge pump and cleaned the diesel filters while we were stopped.

Then it was off along the canal to Atherstone, where we hoped to make it to the top. On the way we passed another Sarah on nb Enceladus, crewed by Lesley. Alas I couldnt wave because I’d just got A to sleep and didn’t dare move!

Pre BoatBaby we would have definitely carried on to Atherstone top but after 6 locks there is a long pound and he started grizzling so we tied up early.

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