A very late start today, midday. It started with a phone call followed by a visit by an old friend on her boat who we hadn't seen for several years, that happens with boating. We followed her at a good distance as far as Bradley Green Bridge where we winded while she continued up the Atherstone flight.
Once we had turned round we went backwards through Bradley Green Bridge to the serviced to take on a last top up with water this trip. One of the canal side fields along this stretch floods badly every winter, and the farmer has recently drilled his winter wheat, by the looks of things its flooded again and rotted the seed.
There are still a few of the old stone mileposts along the canal but lots are not as visible as this one, that's if they still exist.
With a tank of water we headed back to Polesworth for the night.
6.5 miles, 0 locks in 2.5 hours.
Map courtesy of Waterway Routes https://www.waterwayroutes.co.uk/