It was a rather grey morning but by the afternoon the sun came out. It wasn’t a very long trip today – we just wanted to be at the Cape of Good Hope ready to do the Hatton Flight tomorrow.
We stopped off at Tesco as our next shopping place is Stratford-upon-Avon and I needed to stock up. I thought I had done well in keeping the amount of food down by working out recipes, but when I got back there was still too much to go in the fridge ☹ I did buy quite a bit of fruit which would normally go in the fridge but I have had to stow it in a cool place.
After coming down 23 locks it always seems strange to me to come to the Cape Locks, and find that we are now going up – I know, I’m weird!
Last year I started using Waterway Routes and I have found some really interesting facts out from it. Today’s is that, maybe one day, four locks will drop boats down to the proposed Higher Avon Navigation. There would then be five more locks before joining the River Avon.