To Fazeley (28 March)

We left Atherstone in showers and high winds. Luckily the wind was head on up the flight. We went down behind a single-handed boat. It was one of those strange situations, we passed three boats coming up the flight and they all said you are behind a single-handed boat. Yet we hadn't seen the boat pass us, and we had moored overnight right by the Top Lock. Maybe the boat moored up overnight in a lock pound? We shall never know because, after working the eleven locks and having to fill most, we moored up at the bottom of flight to refresh ourselves with a cuppa and the boat in front disappeared (again?).

Atherstone Top Lock in the Rain

Baddesley Basin in Spring Sunshine

Just after Bradley Green we passed More 2 Life who appeared to be blogging. At least they were working at their laptop.

Icebreaker at Grendon Dock

Pooley Hall

The first of five hailstorms came down as we passed through Polesworth. It got colder, and more blustery all day. The hailstorms also got harder but mercifully the worst occurred after we got through Glascote Locks. We moored up at opposite the BW Office at Fazeley Junction. We visited the local Tesco Express for provisions and later Steve visited the Fazeley chippie for some well earned haddock, chips and mushy peas. They went down well but the portions were huge! And no, we didn't finish them.