So we departed Polesworth at 11.00. Cruising was easy to Alvecote Basin where a gathering of historic boats was being held.
|Approaching the Boat Gathering at Alvecote|
|Backing out of Alvecote Marina: nowhere to go|
One tried backing out of the marina as I approached the entrance but then went back in to let me by.
Here we saw BCF member nb Persephone with no-one aboard.
We continued to cruise and saw nb Ichthus going the other way. At Glascote locks we joined a queue. The second boat out of top lock going past us was nb Charis another BCF boat. Moored just above the locks is a boat with quotations from Ecclesiates inscribed on the side. "It's better to have one handful of tranquility than to have two handfuls of trouble and to chase after the wind." There was another one too but I can't remember it. Good stuff to think on while one waits. We were seventh in line! 90 minutes later we were through and cruising to Fazeley. They are probably the slowest locks in the country. We were glad that we had eaten as we cruised today.
We moored just before 2.30pm: wine o'clock
5.1/4 miles, 2 locks 3.1/2 hours