Yet again we had rain overnight but woke to a sunny morning, It was the coldest night this autumn with the minimum temperature dropping to 2° but was to to 5° when we set off at 9-30 am.
You may recall I posted about this canal being part funded by the Coventry Canal company and a bit by the Birmingham and Fazeley Canal Company to between bridge 78 of the Coventry and Whittington Bridge of the B&F. There is actually a stone to mark the spot.
We met quite a few boats today, more than we have seen for some time, but there were very few moored at Hopwas, only one other outside the pub and 3 by the woods, likewise at Fradley Junction only a couple of boats just before the water point.
We stopped for a quick bit of lunch at Fradley before continuing on through the swing bridge which is still waiting for CaRT to fit a locking mechanism to it. Out into the deserted junction in a steady sweep to the left and then up the three lock, all with us to our marina. Today’s Journey 3 locks, 1 Junction, 3 canals 11 miles