Saturday, 31 October 2009

Rugeley in view.

2 Locks, 3.01 Miles. Now moored near bridge 69 Trent & Mersey Canal.

Great Haywood 018 Beautiful garden around this canal side property.

We had to move today to get water, diesel and a pump out so once completed we just headed off towards Rugeley. With Anglo Welsh expecting most of their hire boats back tomorrow after the school mid term break, a local boat club holding a rally at Tixall Wide at the weekend and a Halloween Party at Shugborough Hall, Great Haywood Junction could be a busy place so we would be better off well away.

Great Haywood 020 Stonemason's cottage dated 1710 near Great Haywood. A vast array of old tools and equipment adorn the garden.

Now clear of the impending stoppages we can take things a bit easier and if the weather is not favourable for cruising we can just sit it out. We are within sight of the Rugeley power station and only a day’s cruise away from Fradley Junction and the Coventry Canal.

Great Haywood 023 Colwich Lock due to close for emergency repairs.Great Haywood 027Get off my patch.

2020 locks, 3897.47 miles, 76 tunnels, 129 swing bridges and 54 lift bridges since Nov 2006

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