Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Alvecote to Atherstone

After sorting out the power issues James got on with a bit of work on the lathe and I set to cleaning and polishing one side of LJ. It's been a while since it was done so it was great to see the difference. 

On Friday we left Alvecote and went through Polesworth and onto Atherstone, where we stopped for the night at the bottom of the locks.

Bottom of Atherstone Locks
Saturday we headed off late morning up the flight, at the first five locks we were lucky and met boats at each one coming down, at Baddesley Basin a boat was just leaving the marina to come down the lock and was almost surprised to see us coming up, saying that he thought all boats would be going down today! Strange thing to say or did he know something we didn't. 

Bottom Lock
At lock three there was a crowd of guys with fishing rods all at the same place, couldn't quite understand why, I'm surprised their lines didn't all get tangled together. 

Wonder if they were all after the same fish
We made it to the top and were looking to stop to pop into Aldi in the town, we couldn't get moored in the first stretch of visitor moorings before the bridge so put in pins just after. We popped into Aldi and then planned on moving on, but it's quite a nice spot, the forecast was good for Sunday and James wanted to get on with some work. So we stayed put. 

Lovely sunny day, at last

6.75 miles and 11 locks
Total 428.75 miles and 361 locks

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