Once we had turned the corner at Napton Turn, we faced wide locks but sadly no company. No problem at the Calcutt 3, but by the time we reached the Stockton Locks we had a pair in front of us so it was slow going. However we were not in a rush so just enjoyed the countryside and the slow pace of life....it is great to be back on the canals.
With impeccable timing we reached our intended destination of Long Itchington by early lunchtime.....we had set off just before 8! We had thought of weekending here but the forecast for tomorrow is good and not so good on Sunday so we shall gently amble on to Radford Semele.
Plenty of mooring space here, and it seems very quiet boatwise.....
Total distance:8.11 miles
Average speed:1.66 mph (4.33 lock/mph)