SATURDAY 31ST MAY 2008
Rugby was our destination, the Tesco Extra store is conveniently within walking distance of the canal. The towpath was crowded with moored boats, but fortunately another boat moved on just in time for us to slide into the vacated space.
There is a multi screen cinema and retail centre, with a Halfords, Homebase and Next stores, plus a few others, just a little further on, which is probably why this stretch of towpath was so popular.
The night was spent just before the flight of three locks at Hillmorton, unusual in that there are two single locks side by side, I suspect that the additional locks were added when this section was straightened, obviously done to speed up the flow of traffic, the canal equivalent of a dual carriageway.