Thursday, 19 July 2012
Thursday 19th July 2012
We set off about 8.30 this morning, heading for Lapworth flight. The canal wound through beautiful dappled sunlight coming through the trees lining the edges.
At the top lock we arrived just as a boat was coming out, which left the lock ready for us. Great start! All the subsequent locks were either in our favour, or there was someone in it coming up, which is just as good. What luck that was. Sometimes you just catch it right.
Several of the boats coming up told us tales of chaos down below the junction caused by a damaged lock gate We had visions of the junction being over crowded but when we reached there it was quiet, and we got to the service area without any problem.
We've now crossed over onto the Grand Union Canal and are moored up at Turner's Green. The rain has kept off all day, and if tomorrow is as good we should make it down the 21 locks of the notorious Hatton Flight and be in Warwick.