At half-ten we were away, following in the wake of No Problem who’d left 15 minutes earlier. They were intending to top up with water at Bascote, we were leaving it till we got to Fosse Wharf.
We met up again at the top of the Bascote Staircase Locks, an usual two-rise broad staircase, where the lower gates of the top chamber do double duty as the top gates of the lower chamber.
Bascote Staircase Locks.
There are two more locks close below the staircase, then they become a little more spaced out.
I think it’s new! But they put the rinsing tap in the wrong place…
There’s a fine stone railway bridge, now redundant of course, just above our last lock of the day, Radford Bottom Lock.
:Leamington – Rugby Branch Line bridge
Radford Bottom Lock
Below the lock Gary off NB Muleless was lurking, waiting for us. He’d spied out some logs on the towpath side and was ready to help us load them on both boats. There was a lot more on the offside, but not enough water to get close to the bank.
One stash that we couldn’t get at.
Never mind, we still got a fair bit. We moored either side of Muleless and after a bite to eat set to and dealt with that on No Problem. Ours we’ll do tomorrow morning.
Moored in a row near Radford Semele
We were just thinking about tea and taking the dogs for a stroll when Mark on the coal boat Callisto turned up. We’d been expecting him.
Mark, Star Class Carrying Co.
We took on diesel and Sue and Vic had some solid fuel. Gary and Della had had a top up from Mark yesterday when he was heading towards Warwick.
Locks 10, miles 5½