Leaving Brinklow yesterday lunch time we headed south through the Newbold tunnel. As we emerged who should we see but NB Muleless moored at the water point. It was a nice suprise as we were under the impression they were in Coventry. After drifting around alongside for a while we arranged to meet at Hillmorton. On our way through Rugby the Captain spotted a couple of fenders floating by, and since he can't resist a freebie, we just had to reverse back and pluck them from the water. By this time Muleless had caught us up and we cruised together to Hillmorton where we had a great afternoon sitting out in the late sunshine catching up with all the gossip.
After separating to cook our respective meals, we met up again on board Oakapple for a very enjoyable evening.
This morning it was fairly misty but that soon cleared to give us a warm trip up the locks. Still plenty of work going on with the locks but as they are paired, there was not much delay and we had a very pleasant run into Braunston where we found a good mooring near the marina.