Daily Archive: August 16, 2013

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Hindrances to passage

Alvecote to Hopwas: 6.6 miles, 2 locks              The boat rounded a long corner this morning to reach Alvecote: it’s a busy place with two marinas, online moorings and usually a fair collection of old workboats.  Moored up in line was a glorious collection of high hulled colourful old boats, including Chertsey (read here for owner Sarah’s account of how a brass band was delivered to the official opening of the Erewash Festival in May).             Not much further on there...