Day : Wednesday
Date : 4 September
Start : 1010
Finish : 1440 Mancetter
I have uploaded our proposed route to Canal Planer AC https://canalplan.eu/journey/12200_cp if anyone wants to see where we are likely to be. It gets updated with actual position each night.
As expected it rained overnight but was dry and sunny when we set off, although the sun was nice the breeze was a little cool. Not long after leaving we passed the wooden tar boat, Dane. This is the third Thomas Clayton boat we have passed this week.
On the lead up to Sutton Stop lock a cruiser was having bit of a problem with his inexperience and the wind, the result was he slid along the side of every moored boat on the offside. As we worked through the stop lock I saw a CRT boat head off along the Coventry Canal, I was hoping that he would turn off down the Ashby Canal which he did just as we caught up with him.
Charity Dock seems it have collected a few more curios as well as a few more boat, but it was still easier meeting a boat there than all the boats moored at Nuneaton where 2 boats can just pass. Nuneaton surly must be the allotment centre of the UK.
We planned to moor a short way before the Atherstone Locks with a view to being at The Samuel Barlow tomorrow night so we pulled over at Mancetter shortly before the rain came. Directly opposite where we are moored is a collection of multi coloured Bee Hives, I assume they have bees in them.