We have had a cracking time at Alvecote, but I must admit very few pictures got taken so it isn't that easy to do posts about the actual event. I might try and do it retrospectively, but for now will just concentrate on the first day of our return trip.
|Cath was working Sickle up the locks largely on her own|
|I was following with Flamingo, seldom more than a lock behind.|
We moved along well, but were not surprised to find a queue of boats at the foot of Atherstone locks. Sometimes this would represent a big delay, but most of the crews were people who were working fast and efficiently, and it cleared relatively quickly.
|Just short of halfway up, and about to moor up to go shopping.|
|Restarting after our shopping.|
We then covered a few more miles leaving Atherstone and passing through Mancetter. This stretch has a surprising number of bends that are tighter than they look, and it does feel like a bit of a work-out sometimes. We had tied up at Springwood Haven on the way out, so aimed to do the same on our return. Ut has proved to be surprisingly full up here, but we found a stretch that would accommodate both boats without much problem.
|Same lock, different boat.|
The dogs meanwhile seem to be completely exhausted by David insisting on them covering all his mileage lock-wheeling, and both are now fairly motionless in their respective beds.
Alvecote to Springwood Haven (Coventry Canal)
Miles per boat: 10.3, Miles both boats: 20.6, Locks: 22
Total Miles both boats: 204.1, Total Locks both boats:99