We are slowly moving "Sickle" back towards home from her Easter trip out, and our visit to an event at the Black country Museum. This has to be worked around Cath's job, and, as has been previously mentioned, gives rise to some "interesting" logistics to getting too and from the start and end position of any move. Sometimes, like last weekend, there are railway stations that can avoid the need to take multiple cars, but we concluded that for this part of the journey, using two cars was the only realistic prospect.
|Before departure from Lapworth|
|Junction at Lapworth - GU to left- Stratford to Right|
|Strange formations at Shrewley Tunnel|
|Passing "Tawny Owl" (owned by forum friends) at the top of Hatton|
|Cath steers away from an intensive part of Hatton.|
|Steerer's view back up flight from an emptying lock|
|Getting there! Towards the bottom of the flight.|
We were early enough that we could have pushed on longer, but actually both fancied a pub meal at the Cape of Good Hope, which is te pub that gives its name top the next two locks, and which it sits at the top of. So, finding a mooring just long enough for "Sickle's" 40 feet, we tied up for the night, This is one of "Sickle's" advantages - there would have been no 'slots' long enough for "Chalice", which is 10 feet longer.
Lapworth to Cape of Good Hope (Warwick)
Miles: 8.4, Locks: 27
Totals for extended trip....
Miles: 276.8, Locks: 220