As it was not long ago we were at Leamingon (January) we didn't do the tourist bit, just the necessary, then another stop at Tesco before stopping at the bottom of the Hatton flight.
|lock cottage at the bottom of the Hatton Flight|
|Looking up the flight about a third of the way up|
|looking back down towards Warwick|
|Nearly at the top, the BW yard buildings, now offices and training centre|
|the carpenter's workshops|
|Old BW van from Fradley|
We couldn't resist the temptation of a cooked breakfast at the cafe once we got there. We had worked up a good appetite by then. It also set us up for rest of the day which we spent cleaning, sanding and undercoating again the roof of Tacet.
Another early start on Wednesday putting the first gloss coat on the roof and gunwales. Giving it a few hours to dry, we set off again.
|Coming out of Shrewley Tunnel|
|A very wet tunnel, hope the paint was dry enough|
Through heavy rain as we went up Knowle locks, we stopped soon afterwards as we were soaked.
Today we have made it into the centre of Birmingham again ready for the weekend.
You see, we have booked ourselves in as part of Team Yeoford on the BCN Challenge. For the non-boaters this is an occasion where crews take their boat around the canals of Birmingham, covering as many miles and locks as they can, earning points as they go, over 24 hours. Should be fun, a bit mad, and a challenge. We're looking forward to it.
9 miles, 12 locks
2.5 miles, 21 locks
10 miles, 5 locks
12 miles, 25 locks
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