Monday, 27 February 2017


Here I am Rune
Distance 2.8 miles
Total 2355 Locks  103 Tunnels
Running total mileage 3356.6 miles 

Today was the day for doing the Lapworth Lock flight, so another fairly good work-out. Although it is 2 locks shorter than the Hatton flight it still took us pretty much the same amount of time to get up the flight, about 3hours 15 minutes. This is partially explained by the fact that it is all narrow locks so, by definition, we have to do them on our own, unlike the Hatton flight whereby it is possible to team up with another boat to speed things on their way a bit.

The weather held through the lock flight but at the top is a lift bridge and it was whilst working this that the heavens opened and we both got a bit of a drenching. The decision was then made that we were going no further today. Tomorrow I would hope to get somewhere about the Bourneville moorings hoping that there is a space there.


  1. Hi, there is a tree blocking the cut at bridge 15. So we are currently here near the Lady Lane Wharf awaiting its removal. We have contacted CRT and not heard when that will be as yet Diane and Ray on NB Ferndale

    1. Thanks for the warning, unfortunately I didn't read my e-mails until I was looking at the tree and sending one to CRT to advise them of the blockage. A quarter mile reverse and I'm now moored in front of you