We had a muted start to the day. We still had a bit of backward travel. As we reached the junction we got something around the prop. After a bit of delving found it was a lump of wood. We put the engine in forward and it cleared.
This is the first lock on the Stratford upon Avon
As we approached the first lift bridge there technical problem so BW was working the bridge.
The Stratford is a lovely canal, esp as the Sun was shinning....
We then hit Lapworth flight, officially the first lock is at Kings Norton. However the rest of the locks are close together.
We did 19 locks in just under 3 hrs. We did have a hire boat in front,so I was helping them out and also setting the lock up for the boat behind.
We soon hit the junction and are officially on the Grand Union canal. Mags has joined for the evening and tomorrow, and we are heading down Hatton flight. The T's are making an appearance in the evening, so the gang is back together.
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