Wednesday morning, up at 7.30 and after breakfast started towards Hatton. As we approached the first lock there was a boat just going in so we managed to pair up for the climb. It was a hire boat with 4 Americans on board who had only come down the flight yesterday and were going back up it today! That's keen. The help was a great boon and we flew up the 146ft. 6 in. flight of 21 locks in very short order. We would have probably been ½ an hour quicker if it hadn't been for a very slow boat which we caught up near the top so the last 3 locks were a bit slow.
Once at the top we moored up for the services and to visit the towpath cafe. A wonderful little place selling great food. The last time we were here it was winter, we were the only boaters mad enough to be out and we sat in the cafe with hot soup, it seemed like luxury.
Were stopping here at the top until tomorrow now. Our mooring is just in the trees to the left of the top lock. Take a tour of the flight using the map, its pretty and a lot of work.