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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Polesworth to Hawkesbury Junction

 

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Hawkesbury

Despite the restrictions at Atherstone we still set off from Polesworth at 6:00am this morning, and arrived at the bottom of the flight at 7:00am. Although the notice said the locks would be opened at 8:30am the BW man arrived and unlocked the gates at 8:00am, which was rather nice of him. However soon after setting off a hire boat pulled out in front of us and was so slow I thought we were going backwards! 3 hours to do the flight says it all really.

Once clear of the locks we ended up with  a convoy of 4 boats in front of us, with the hire boat in front and slowing everyone up. Eventually they moored up, as did one of the others, then the other 2 turned onto the Ashby Canal at Marston Junction, for ages I thought we would all be heading for Sutton’s and would be queuing for ages. For once there was plenty of room to moor before the junction, but we thought we ought to get through the turn and lock today rather than at 6:00am in the morning, I don’t think the householders would be too pleased with Hadar’s engine working hard to make the turn that early in the morning, you see we do care.

Keith.

1 comment:

captainblighty said...

Hi keith
Traffic still can slow you down like on the roads.Still you have the great scenery on route.Look forward to seeing you travel through BirstallLeicestshire one day.
Have a great weekend