We set off just after 10 am only doing 1 lock before stopping for water. The weather was trying to rain, but thankfully not trying hard enough. Needless to say the locks were against us and we inadvertently left the water point between Viking Afloat hire boat that were travelling together, all one family. One thing I did note was that Viking Afloat had provided very neat buoyancy aids to the children on the boats. They measure the children and then supply one that is a good fit. The front boat waited for the others below the bottom lock.
George, my youngest grandson who joined us at Star City when I gave the other one back enjoyed exploring the recently refurbished Drayton footbridge. We stopped for bacon sandwiches by Fazeley Mill Marina before continuing to fazeley Junction where we turned left towards Fradley dropping our rubbish at the Fazeley CRT offices. A little further north we passed a moored boat who had set up a swing over the towpath. We decided to moor for the night beside the Fradley pumping station and hope that CRT don’t want to use their mooring overnight.
13 miles, 3 locks, 1 Junction in 6 hours