Not much to blog about today – we’ve had a fairly uneventful day, apart from a minor hitch just as we were coming into Nuneaton, when we heard loud banging noises coming from below – we stopped and Rog went down the weed hatch but found nothing, so took the back deck board up and checked the engine, still nothing. So we carried on, minus noise for a few minutes, then it came back. It stopped again within a few seconds and hasn’t returned so perhaps we had something on the prop after all, which dropped off of it’s own accord.
It was another dull morning, but by about 11.30 the sun had come out and we started to remove layers of clothing. We arrived at Hawkesbury Junction about 12 o’clock, watered, got rid of the rubbish and emptied loo cassettes and were on our way again up the Coventry Canal by about 12.45.
On to Nuneaton, with it’s impressive quarry spoil tips, which we were glad to leave again. There was so much rubbish in the canal, I would have been surprised if we hadn’t got something round the prop! We are now moored for the night near Tuttle Hill, in the middle of nowhere, all on our own, which is just as we like it!
15.1 miles and 1 lock