We reached Fazeley and, as we approached the facility block, two heads appear from across the way waving frantically. Couldn't see who it was at first 'cause of the sun but then realization hit. It was James and Debbie Living the Dream. We were invited over for coffee so as soon as we had finished at the facilities, we pushed across and tied next to them. A very pleasent hour was spent drinking their coffee and partaking of chocolate biscuits. Debbie told us that earlier in the morning she had done the ice bucket challenge. James had stood on the roof with the bucket taking great delight in drenching Debbie. I do so wish I had been there to witness it. What a great photo that would have been. James had already done the challenge the day before so I suppose it was inevitable that Debbie would have been nominated, and..... Oh, before anyone gets any ideas. No I don't want to be nominated to do the challenge! I'll donate a fiver for NOT doing it. We said our farewells to them and no doubt paths will cross again. So off we set towards Atherstone and our planned over night stop.
First two locks at Glascote were the usual busy self and at the top lock (13) was this great ditty written by the Bard of Glascote Locks.
Passing Samuel Barlows (Alvecote Marina) we saw row upon row of working and historic boats. One such boat Hasty a steam tunnel boat.
|Tunnel boat Hasty|
Very lucky to find a mooring at the top of the flight and Jade was very happy that we had stopped. Not only could she stretch her legs which had been crossed for the last hour ( her fault as she wouldn't get of at the lock) but dinner would also finally arrive. That was also an hour late!
Just a couple of young 'uns for today