Looking backwards past Herbie we see this.
There's an old Bedfordshire saying when dark clouds loom over in the distance. "It looks a bit black over Will's mum's". Alternatively, a long detour or diversion might prompt you to say "I had to go all round Will's mother's to get there". It seems that Will's mum lives somewhere indefinable over yonder from wherever you are. So tonight I reckon we're near her place as we don't seem to be near anywhere else.
Today we made a slow descent of the 11 Atherstone Locks. I'd almost forgotten what locks looked like, there are so few up here. We had to queue for every one despite it being so rural. This seems to be a deservedly popular canal. What I did manage to do was perfect my skills at leaping across the open lower lock gate to save walking round. It seems easier on some canals than others. Maybe the gate designs are different.
Fazeley junction tomorrow then on to Hopwas where we might meet up with Sue and Richard on Indigo Dream if we're lucky.