Tuesday 21 July 2015

Atherton locks. Coventry canal

The 11 locks in the Atherton flight were completed with minimal fuss as travel both ways was busy, halving the workload. Overall the flight raises or lowers the canal by 80 feet, but I am still getting used to the relatively small lock gates and the slow fill, fast empty chambers compared to the Grand Union.
My injured leg is clearly healing nicely as I suffered no discomfort throughout the day and even my index finger has returned to a "normal" colour and is virtually pain free.
We met Derek for a very pleasant lunch at the Kings Head pub in Atherstone, before travelling on to overnight mooring at Bradley Green.
The weather is best described as "changeable", but distinctly cooler than previous days.

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