Passing the entrance to Glascote Basin where Achernar was built.
Glascote locks are renowned for filling slowly, so it was about 25 mins before we were through the pair. Once past the entrance to Glascote Basin we were travelling on new water, for us and the boat. A mile beyond the locks we entered Fazeley Junction. This is where the Coventry Canal joins with the Birmingham and Fazeley Canal. Left is towards Birmingham, and right, the way we were going is towards the Trent and Mersey Canal at Fradley.
Straight on for us towards Fradley.
We were planning to moor up just beyond the junction but it was quite full, and then suitable mooring spots for our fairly deep drafted boat were few and far between. In the end, we reached the village of Hopwas and decided to stop here for the day. Our decision was based partly on the fact that it is nice place, but also because we know this is the location of the Tame Otter P.H. and they do good food. So all moored up now and evening meal booked.
We are on 48 hour visitor moorings here, but are only stopping one night before we head off to Huddlesford Junction some 4 miles away.
Totals 10 Miles 2 Locks