Sunday 8th and Monday 9th May, 2016 in Atherstone.
The early morning was lovely and the forecast promised two clear days of sunshine.
We have seen a number of swans sitting faithfully on their nests, but this was the first time we have seen a brood of cygnets.
R saw no less than three Kingsground narrowboats today, all of which we have seen before as they moor locally.
MM's overnight mooring was another place where we have stopped before. The last time that we moored here, we were lucky enough to see a Stobart Rail train pass - this time there were only Virgin trains.
By lunchtime, he had done the three miles and 11 locks of the Atherstone flight of locks and was moored up at the top of the flight. It was hot work, so he rewarded himself with a large iced caramel latté in Costa!
M was due to arrive back at Atherstone station at 16:28, so R used the time profitably touching up the paintwork and wood varnish on the front and rear decks of MM. Lots of brownie points!
M arrived back ot time after an interesting journey from Reigate - which included four trains and three buses! It was still very warm and humid, so we both had an iced latté, which was most welcome.
We are very fond of little Atherstone. The market square has a very Georgian feel.
Two Days: 17 miles, 13 locks and 12.7 hours.
Trip: 41 miles, 20 locks and 25.2 hours.