Monday, 20 April 2009

Oh what a Beautiful Day!

2 Locks, 5 Miles. Now moored back at Rugeley.

What a cracker of a day it’s been, good cruising weather. We started off by moving up to the water point for a fill up. Next task was to reverse back round into the Anglo Welsh basin for diesel (62p per Lt) and a pump out ( £14 no blue).

Tracey on the roof - Excuse me how can I see where we're going?

After all this activity we pulled back around to where we had been moored previously for a cuppa and a bite to eat. The girls went and bought some cheese from the cheese boat and were rather a long time in returning. It turned out Michael broke out a new bottle of Sloe Brandy purely for tasting purposes ( yeah right) and gave Dot the recipe. They went to buy cheese and came back a bit tiddley.

Colwich Lock

After lunch we decided it was time to head back to Rugeley as Tracey wanted to go to Morrison’s supermarket to buy her lunch for tomorrow before they closed at 4pm. There were a few other boats around but not as busy as yesterday. There were plenty of walkers and hikers around and as we looked back at Shugborough Hall we could see a fun fair in full swing with what appeared to be a good crowd in attendance.

Now thats an interesting way to have a canal holiday!

An early start in the morning for Tracey to catch a train to Birmingham to work tomorrow before heading home to London tomorrow evening.

1608 locks, 3429 miles, 59 Tunnels, 45 swing bridges and 39 lift bridges since Nov 2006

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