Thursday, 29 July 2021


 Last night we had our farewell dinner with heather and Clyde in the Tame Otter at Hopwas. The meal was the normal Vintage Inn standard but our waitress had us in stitches, she was ace.
This morning we were away a bit earlier to get back to Alvecote by mid day, we did it easily as we went straight up the Glascote Locks with no delay. Arriving at the marina we went passed and winded by the pub so we could show them the ex working boats before mooring opposite as we intended to continue boating after they left. We had a £40 sharing board for 4 in The Samuel Barlow before they loaded their car and left us.
We then chugged 15 minutes up the canal to the old loading wharf,

its getting very overgrown now but you can still make out the wharf edge and I found just one mooring ring.
We then carried on towards Glascote locks to wind in what I think was another coal loading basin a short way before Anchor bridge. I think the concrete structure was the end of the railway siding

buffers. The turn was slow and gentle as there was a fisherman just beyond the winding hole and I didn't want to spoil his afternoon and then mooring for the night.

Today's total Journey 8½ miles, 2 locks in 3½ hours

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