Met a couple of boats coming down the flight which meant that most of the locks were set for us, always a bonus. Pulled into the services at the top of the flight and filled up with water etc.
|Sunken boat spotted on the Coventry Canal!|
|CaRT maintenance yard , Hartshill|
|Working boat passing by|
After Atherstone there are no more locks until the stop lock at Hawkesbury Junction. Passed through Charity Dock on the way to Hawkesbury, which I was happy to see still looks the same. As diverse and interesting as ever (for those of a certain age, bit like Steptoe's yard). Really pleased to see that it has not succumbed to the prevailing trend to gentrify the waterways.
|Waiting to go through the stop lock at Hawkesbury|
|Pump House at Hawkesbury Junction|
|Ashby hire boat negotiating the junction!|
|Ashby hire boat negotiating the junction part 2!|
|Ponies grazing on the towpath|
At Hawkesbury we turned onto the Oxford Canal. Moored up tonight near Ansty and heading to Braunstone tomorrow. Truly decided to go swimming again tonight. She is a very crafty dog and waited until my back was turned to slide into the water and just swim around. She loves swimming.
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