En Route to Ellesmere Port

No not Albert (of course)!

We met working narrow boat Archimedes in Braunston on Sunday Evening. By Monday lunchtime we were at the excellent Cafe at Hatton Locks (travelling there by car) where we met them going up the top lock.

NB Archimedes at Hatton Top Lock

They are "on a mission" getting to the Easter Ellesmere Port Boat Gathering. They were really getting a move on. Chatting to them it appears that they stopped boating on Sunday at 11.00 PM and woke at 5.00 AM - shades of fly-boating. They also plan to be back in London for the Little Venice Canal Cavalcade.