Yesterday we did Stone to Huddlesford. Lots of queues at locks, so was slow going in places. The hours that we are putting in each day mean that we are doing the miles, and first thing in the morning, last thing at night is when we make the most progress, with no other boats travelling. Still have to slow down for the moored boats though.
Last night, we met up with Paul’s brother and his wife, David and Mandy, at the Plough in Huddlesford. David had very kindly brought our post and a spare fan belt for the boat engine. We had a wonderdul meal so wont be stopping at the Swan, Fradley Junction in future.
This morning set off in brilliant sunshine for Atherstone Locks and made good time until the top lock. The engine lost power and Paul discovered a carpet wrapped round the prop. He managed to untangle it and we are now off to Hawkesbury Junc to meet up with Anne on Grey Heron this evening.