Sunday, July 15, 2012

Moored At Fazeley Junction

We had a very quiet night near Bradley Green, at the bottom of Atherstone Locks so made a note on the book for future stops. It wasn't an early start today leaving about eleven o'clock and stopping first at the Bradley Green services. Once the water tank was full we began our cruise, Ben and I got off the boat to walk and for change the towpath wasn't just mud and puddles, it was grass. When we reached a very bad section Ben and I got back on the boat.

We planned to stop at Polesworth but there wasn't any room so we just carried on cruising. With the dry weather there were people, bikes and dogs enjoying the great outdoors. We reached Glascote Locks to find a boat leaving the lock so we didn't have to queue but it was a different story for boats coming up the locks with a long queue taking over an hour and a half to get up the flight of two locks.

We finally moored up after Fazeley Junction on the Coventry Canal with the sun shining. We popped up to the Tesco Extra in the the village for a paper before coming back to make a rather later than usual Sunday roast. Two hours later we had roast lamb with mint sauce, fresh veg and now we're suitably full and having a lazy evening......once the dishes have been washed up of course.

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