After yesterdays rain we woke to a lovely sunny morning and set off at our normal 10am, we didn’t meet any boats in the morning but the 2 Glascote locks were both against us. These sparrows were making good use of one of the towpath puddles.
We chugged on to Fazeley Junction where I made a real pigs ear of turning up the Birmingham and Fazeley. It seems strange going up here and not seeing Kew on her moorings. We topped up with diesel and had a pump out at Fazeley marina before topping up with water and heading back to Alvecote.
Fazeley Junction is much easier in this direction and went well. Just before the aqueduct the land to the towpath side is quite flooded.
From here we chugged on back to the marina meeting a few boats on the way. Thankfully the weather was calm this afternoon, unlike yesterday when we passed for the reverse back down to out berth.
7 miles, 4 locks in 4½ hours