Back at the boat (another half-hour's walk) we set off to Warwick and then Hatton. Just before Hatton Bottom Lock we saw Jacky on her boat Thomas. She was in the middle of her lunch but promised to help us up the first few locks. This she did; we then paused for a cup of tea before Jacky walked back down to her boat and we carried on, refreshed.
|Jacky and Jan|
The flight was very quiet, but many of the locks were in our favour. One boat we met coming down seemed to be on a collision course for Jubilee but the boats passed safely.
Hatton marked the last broad locks we shall do this year; tomorrow we shall turn left and right at Kingswood Junction to go up the north Stratford Canal.