This trip was the forth trip the group had with `Kates Boats` (the second on Samuel James)and sadly will be our last.
We arrived on Friday (4th april) The group had 2 new guests for a long w end .
We got aboard around midday and got underway soon after with plans to go as far as we could with the canals and locks being seasonally quiet .
We made very good progress and moored up at Leamington Spa over night (lovely city)
Up and away 6 am Saturday morning, past Warwick by breakfast and on to the Hatton Flight (amazing sight) at the top of Hatton we aimed to go for a late lunch at Tom of the Woods (as we had done on all previous trips)
We had to go a few miles further past the pub to turn around(large boat)
On turning around DISASTER the engine drive coupling sheared of and we were a drift !!!
The group managed to drag the boat back to the pub and therefor adjacent to a road so as the mechanic could attend (very considerate of us !!)
The mechanic was... more