Stockton top lock to Long Itchington : 2 miles, 10 locks
To date : 619 miles, 346 locks
Off we set this morning.... 9.30 on the dot. I'd been up early to work and we were all ready to go. We had decided to stop at Long Itchington so we could walk back to the Blue Lias for lunch. There was a good run of locks to do first. This is the sort of weather we like. We had a little rain in the night, the sun peeking our periodically throughout the day. It's mild enough for tshirts, and pleasant for working locks. Perfect.
We moored up.... I forgot to take a photo of the
mooring.... and walked to the Blue Lias. We had first headed towards
the village of Long Itchington and then along the road to the pub. It
was interesting to see how they trim the roadside hedges. What a lovely
pub it is. The pub itself isn't all that big inside... although it
certainly is very nice... but there is an amazing beer garden alongside
the canal with an absolute profusion of flowers. What a colourful
We had a pleasant lunch, then I worked, Barry snoozed, Mick and Carol walked into Long Itchington!