Sunday, 19 April 2009

Great Haywood.

2 Locks, 5 Miles. Now moored at Great Haywood.

With Tracey aboard we decided to take her on a cruise up to Great Haywood today and back to Rugeley tomorrow so she can return to Birmingham on Monday. The morning was quite cold as we set off and didn’t improve until mid afternoon.

There was a small queue of boats at Colwich lock with many hands making light work enabling us a speedy passage. At Haywood lock we timed it just right as a boat was just exiting upon our arrival. We had been told that there were no boats moored above the lock but this turned out to be incorrect, still we did find one spot right behind the cheese boat which was rather handy. We won’t have to carry our cheese very far when we buy some more.

Dot spoke to Michael on the cheese boat and found out that they will stay here until Monday before heading off to Norbury Junction where they will be for the May Day festival, May 2nd – 4th. Tracey hadn’t tasted this Welsh cheese before but is now hooked and planning on buying some for herself.

1606 locks, 3424 miles, 59 Tunnels, 45 swing bridges and 39 lift bridges since Nov 2006

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