July 11th Will the river be open

This morning it was wet again and not only wet but cold as well. We had decided that we would have a long day and try and get to Fazeley Junction. Setting off in the rain and cold we arrived at the top lock at Atherstone at 11:30.  There was a small queue so we opted to use the service block and top up with water and dump some rubbish. By now the persistant rain had turned to showers. It took  about 3 hours to clear the eleven locks in the flight. By now the weather had changed completely, the sun was out although there was quite a stiff breeze, We made good progress and we cleared the Glascote locks at Tamworth and soon we were moored at Fazeley Junction. We are now only 11 miles from Fradley Junction where we turn for the final leg of our journey  into Willington.  The one big question is – will the river section at Alrewas be open tomorrow? If not will we be able to moor at Fradley or Alrewas or is it all jam packed?

Today  13 miles    13 locks

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