Travelled 14.28 miles, worked 9 locks in a time of 6 hours.
We left Rugby at 9.30 am having been to Tesco food shopping and we emptied the cassette and got rid of rubbish.
We passed the Canal and River Trust boys who were very busy.
We approached Hilmorton Locks.
One out, and we came in at the bottom of the flight with a volunteer lock keeper there to lend a helping hand.
I walked to the second lock, past the fantastic cafe.
Second Lock. It was all like poetry in motion, one down and we came up, nothing better.
No sooner had we got past Hillmorton Marina, we were in a convoy of four boats.
The harvest is safely gathered in and the farmers are busy cutting their crops.
Braunston Church comes into view.
We stopped off at Midland Chandlers, as I wanted some paint and there was 15% discount till the end of August.
Onward past the stop house in Braunston and up the locks with NB Dragonfly.
Gates open ready for two boats waiting to go down.
New raised paths along the towpath towards the tunnel.
You will still get your feet wet though as they have not done some of the worst parts where the bank is leaking across the towpath.
In to the tunnel.
We found a mooring space near Norton Junction and this will be home for the weekend.