Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Atherstone

Another early shout this morning, the boat moored about a yard behind us left before 6am this morning making our rudder bash about.

We were away a little after 10 and it was less than a mile to the junction, but in that mile we were to see our only single Water Vole of the trip, we normally DSCF3756see a few when we come this way. So only a quick photo from well passed it.

We just cleared the junction before a boat coming from the Coventry direction wanted to turn in, we turned left heading north again.

Some of the gardens in Nuneaton are quite interesting, some tidy gardening and some with a sense of humour like the end of this shed.DSCF3757

Between bridges 24 and 25 there is a sunken, burnt out cruiser that is hardly visible as most of it is submerged, the duck on the corner makes a good marker.DSCF3760

Once at the top of the Atherstone flight we found a spot to moor and the other vacancies soon filled up, but now several of them have left and the four boat ahead of us all look unoccupied now. A quick trip into town to do some shopping including getting a couple of face coverings/Chinese foam dust masks in case they are required before we get home.

Today’s Journey 9.8 miles in 3.5 hoursmap 9a

map 9

map 9b

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