Summer Cruise#2-Day 5


Time for some lazy days. I mean how many locks have we descended??? We set off around 10 this morning and got to bridge 43 – right by the A452 but handy for Sainsbury’s and PC World, where Viv bought supplies and I bought a Bluetooth keyboard respectively. Makes this typing so much easier. A nice cheese, salami milano, gherkin and lettuce sandwich – then off. Past a boat wharf and Kate Boats, then fill with water before tackling two uphill locks, yea, the first of our ascent to Birmingham. We are now moored opposite-ish the Cape of Good Hope pub. Hmm, with six beers on and a splendid menu, our evening is sorted. We have also met up with Graham & Josie on Dragonfly, I do owe them a pint for the hard work in lock sharing at Stockton.

Seems quite nice – Leamington Spa
In fact some very scenic bits
And over the River Avon on an aqueduct
Bit of a tight squeeze past Delta Marine services and their huge wide beam
And past Kate hire boats – I’m guessing a lot of these will be heading our way soon
Two Cape locks – going up for a change
Almost though the second lock and the pub is in sight
Ah, the Cape of Good Hope – very busy
It’s another Adagio – seen last in Market Harborough
Our “spot” just in front of our friends on Dragonfly
Ah, here’s the crew bringing Skipper his brew!

And here’s the good selection of beers on offer:

6 good beers and even a Church End beer