Retrospective post for Friday 18th July
|Glascote locks - the only ones we did today.|
|Just North of Fazeley Junction and Peel's Wharf|
So we have tried to pre-plan days that are not as long as many we take, and particularly make allowance of doubled up effort at every lock encountered. (Actually it is usually worse than that, as if nothing is waiting to come the other way, the lock is never in your favour for the second boat, and has to be turned).
|I don't seem to be fighting with it here, at least!|
|Names rather than numbers on bridges means its the Birmingham & Fazeley,|
A lot of further effort was expended at Fradley, where we could find space to moor "Chalice", but couldn't get "Sickle" anywhere close to the bank on the only other available spot beyond the end of the most suitable bit of towpath. We hadn't wanted to breast the two boats together, but eventually decided that to do so would still leave plenty of room for passing boats, (of which there were surprisingly few at this usually busy spot).
|David's photos make steering "Sickle" look easier than the actual reality!|
Alvecote to Fradley
Miles: 14.8 (Chalice), 14.8 (Sickle), Locks: 4
Total Miles: 125.3, Locks: 55