Saltisford, Warwick

We tackled Hatton on Saturday October 11th. The run down from Turner's Green was pleasant and we arrived mid-morning just as another boat was leaving the top lock. They had been helped by the CRT volunteer lock keeper so he turned his attention to us.

Remains of the single locks at Hatton Flight
(too busy working the locks to take photos!)

Because no other boats were coming up the flight the lock keeper began to set the locks in front of us. We got to around Lock 34 (the 13th down the flight) before we met another boat coming up.

We made Saltisford Arm by late afternoon and Ian, the centre manager, sorted us out a very handy mooring with power and water to hand. We had a pump out, two bags of coal and replaced a gas bottle that had handily just run out; set for some time

That night we went to the Lazy Cow for what turned out to be a delicious but expensive meal. We took comfort from the fact that we don't often push the boat out when dining with our dear friends Anne & Edward.