The last time we were on the Western Grand Union we were going east from Kingswood Junction. Now we head west from Napton Junction. It was there that we met Rose and Ray on Maddy Rose. We shared tea and sandwiches over two days then went our separate ways, setting off down the Calcutt and Stockton flights. We were joined by Misty Lady to go down all those double locks.
Next day we set off and did another 9 locks with Misty Lady. It was a damp grey day as we travelled down towards Leamington Spa and found a mooring just past bridge 33 in open countryside and bid farewell to our travelling companions.
We were not far from the start of the climb up the Hatton flight of 21 locks and were joined by another boat. Double width locks need two boats to make the going easy and it does save the water. It was at least dry n warm when we started off at 10.