Day : Wednesday
Date : 9 October 2019
Start : 1020
Finish : 1530 Alvecote
The trains weren't too bad overnight but there was no way we were going to sleep late this morning. The morning started quite good with some sun shine, but it didn't last. Long before we reached Hopwas Wood we could hear gun fire from the Army training ground. As we passed through the wooded area we came across a bunch of canoeists taking a break on the edge of the canal, there were 6 canoes in all.
At Fazeley junction we made a short detour to Fazeley Mill Marina as last time we were this way their diesel was only 76p and I am pleased to say it still is. Our timing was not the best as they had just closed for lunch so we had to wait an hour to be served. While we were there another boat arrived with a South African girl at the helm showing how well she could handle her boat which was quite new to her. There was a boat ahead at the only two locks we did today, Glascote, so they were both against us. Later we passed a boat I had photographed last time we were in this area but now it has a rather elegant parrot made from an old tyre hanging from its tiller.
From here it was not far to our new mooring at Alvecote, unfortunately we didn't know which berth we were in so we hd to wait for the manager to return, there was also the small matter of paying for it. Any way we are now all tucked up and this evening it was just a very short walk to The Samuel Barlow for dinner.
All of the above is my personal opinion and does not represent those of any official body or notices.