Only a short hop of three miles today. The remains of the early morning mist were soon burnt off by the sun and just after breakfast we were underway. We met one or two boats on the way, mainly in the narrow or shallow sections. Just as we were approaching the Whittington Military Range we spotted a familiar boat, nb Telemachus moored. A quick blast on the klaxon resulted in a wave from the crew on board as we passed by. The visitor mooring at Hopwas was empty so we picked our spot and secured the boat. The furry crew member was then left on board whilst we visited the Tame Otter P.H. for lunch. Just one night will be spent here before we attended our boat’s home port of Glascote Basin tomorrow.


  • Totals 3 Miles
  • Running total 371 Miles 214 Locks 14 Tunnels 

5 thoughts on “Hopwas

  1. judith matthews April 21, 2015 / 3:11 pm

    very very sad its was our dream to get one of steves boats ,do you think this is the end now .


  2. nb Achernar April 21, 2015 / 3:59 pm

    Yes it was sad. We passed the basin a couple of days ago and a couple of the original staff are just putting the finishing touches to the final boat. All the other staff have moved on to other jobs and the business is finished so it would appear to be the end of an era.


  3. judith matthews April 21, 2015 / 4:05 pm

    yeah very much so ,won't be the same at crick this either hey ,are you going .


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