Today we climbed the Atherstone Locks in amazing weather, infact it was too hot to be locking! We stopped after the first six at Atherstone to get milk and bread before we go up the Ashby Canal tomorrow. After a lunch break we followed a boat up the final five locks who kept leaving the top gate open, even though there wasn't a boat in sight, which meant I had to close the gate before I could empty the lock to use it. Just before the eleventh we met a boat coming down, we just didn't time it right today. We continued towards Hartshill, stopping just before with three other boats as the visitor moorings at Hartshill are always full.