Today started off with the temperature very pleasant and it was just right for our descent down the Atherstone flight of locks. There were a few boats coming up the flight so we had the occasional lock in our favour but we still think it’s very quiet and, contrary to what we would have expected at this time, very few hire boats.
‘Chance’ at the top of the Atherstone flight. No queues!
Roughly half way down.
By the time we were approaching the last few locks the sun really took hold and for the rest of the day it has been hot, hot, hot. We moored up at Badley Green at about 1:30 as it was getting too hot to travel and Oscar was certainly not comfortable…….
……..this is where he spent a lot of the day!
Here we are this evening – after 11 locks and 4 1/2 miles. We’ve had a restful afternoon (lazy in other words) and, later on, we’ve been able to do a few jobs now that it’s cooled down a bit.
Our view of tonight’s sunset.