Yesterday during our drama, we also knocked the tiller out of alignment so instead of holding the tiller at the twelve o'clock position to go in a straight line , I must put the tiller in the ten past position, which make it a bit awkward to steer, once we are back in the marina I will be able to sort it out
Any way back to today its grey and raining as we leave our overnight mooring we have five locks to operate on the Stratford which we do and then that's the Stratford on Avon canal finished with for the time being as we turn back on to the Grand Union.
A couple of miles lock free as we pass Turners Green and under the 433 yds Shrewley tunnel again and then the first lock of the twenty one lock Hatton flight is in front of us the first four we do by ourselves and then we are joined by two helpful lock keepers Ralph and Brian who help us through the rest of the flight. And then the skies went black and lighting and thunder started and then the heavens opened, and boy didn't it rain. We were ok as we had wet weather gear to put on but the poor lock keeper were getting soaked. I offered them a coat, but they refused anyway ten minutes later the sky brightened and the sun came out. So we got down the flight and we thanked and left our helpers before we moored up for the night.