Tuesday 8th July, 2014 in Birmingham.
We awoke to another pretty and very still morning.
At another lock, we fell into conversation with a lady from nb "Tombee II", who remembered seeing us last year in Braunston when we had given her and her husband a tour of MM! It was nice to see them again.
It was a very peaceful flight of locks and M walked the towpath the whole way. She was surprised to see that Kingsgound's initials appear on the lock gates here!
Mooring round here was a bit of a concern but we managed to find a quiet spot that seemed safe. M was quite relieved when another narrowboat pulled in behind us, believing that there is safety in numbers. By now it was raining quite hard again and R went to help the gentleman tie up. The boat was also Tolkien themed; her name was "Arathorn" (Aragorn's father) and the owners, Mike and Sue (and dog) were delightful.
Today: 6 miles, 13 locks and 4.6 hours.
Trip: 42 miles, 22 locks and 25.7 hours.