An 0850 start today, aiming to get thru the Tamworth section (Glascote locks) and moor somewhere beyond – maybe even at the foot of the Atherstone Locks. The stern gland is still leaking and provides a constant stress but I pump out the plastic container each day. It probably leaks a few litres a day, which, yes is a few litres too many but we can cope. It’s booked in to be fixed next month. A lot of this boating can be stressful – there are tooooo many boats. Next year we’ll hole up somewhere for the month of August! For example, this morning three boats went by before 0730!! And when we got to the locks at Glascote, we had to wait for 2 boats in front of us but when I looked back 5 more had turned up. And of course they all go too fast. Don’t get me started. #grumpyoldman. It turned out to be a lovely sunny, cool and windy day.