We set off early through the twisting countryside of Warwickshire towards Atherstone. The sunshine was poking through the trees with a sharp northerly wind when you were in the shade.
After 50 minutes we reached the cute little town.
We got changed and went into town and our first stop was our favourite place for breakfast. Its the Old Bakery Café and is such good value for money (a double full English for £4.95)
With full tummies we then walked round the shops and picked up the things we needed... They have a big Co-Op and Aldi here and things just don't seen to be expensive.
We got back at midday and then made our way down the Atherstone flight of eleven locks.
On the first set of five there are volunteers, who are a big help, and keep the place very clean and tidy.
As you get away from the town it gets rural with the locks more spread out and still very pretty..
When you do the last one, you know you've done them.
We then managed to get a manual pumpout at the services at the bottom and got rid of our rubbish which was mainly packaging from our shopping.
We then went another mile and moored in another of our favourite spots here, in the middle of nowhere..
Tooty was in his element, with no-one around to bother him, going in and out with his tail in the air..