Day 43 - 7 miles and 21 locks
Another lovely day as we set off to Warwick. The first section from our mooring at Kingswood Junction is along the broad Grand Union Canal - deep and wide, so we ticked along at a good pace where I could see the 'road ahead'.
It was a good day of canal cruising down the Hatton Flight and into the Saltisford Arm at Warwick - so I have posted in two parts.
Just above Kingswood Junction - all set to cruise to Warwick
A photo of a landslip on the Rowington 'tunnel' - apparently it was planned as a tunnel, then opened out as a deep cutting so as to use the spoil for a large embankment through the bridge
A simple accommodation Bridge No.61 - with a riveted iron girder base
The sad sight of these wooden boats
Entering the Shrewley Tunnel - note the higher and smaller horse tunnel for them to go over the top of the hill
Inside the tunnel - with our tunnel lamp lighting the walls - it was wet inside!
Looking back at the tunnel portal
Hatton locks - a couple of the bottom paddles were broken - it didn't affect us as we used just the towpath paddles and one lock gate
A photo showing the older single lock - now used as the by-weir. The newer concrete broad locks were part of the improvements in the 1930's
Hatton Canal and River Trust Yard
Sharing a lock with a CR working tug and butty
They breed 'em big here!
Chris brings the boat into the lock below the CRT Yard
To be continued ...