Yesterday we continued up the Stratford to Kingswood Junction, and turned onto the GU. It was nice to have wide bridges again! We moored near the Tom o’ the Wood pub at Turner’s Green, but decided to eat on board.
This morning we moved on, through Shrewley Tunnel and moored, with difficulty, by Bridge 56, which is right beside Hatton Railway Station, so we could put Mum on the train back to Northampton. She had a wait of over an hour for the train, and I felt really bad just leaving her there to wait on her own, but she insisted that she’d be fine. We then moved on a short way to near the top of Hatton Locks which we will tackle tomorrow morning. Mum phoned when she got home. She was home within 2 hours of leaving Hatton – not bad with 2 changes of train, and a taxi.
Wednesday 6.3 miles and 17 locks
Today 3.5 miles and 0 locks