Monday, 5 April 2010

Creeping closer to Great Haywood

6 Locks, 6.96 Miles. Now moored nr bridge 102.

We had done our dash at Penkridge on the 5 day moorings so it was time to move on. Today’s weather didn’t turn out to be the fine day that was forecast but we only had a few light showers.

Penkridge 004Very nice canal side property on the Staffs & Worcs Canal at Park Gate Lock near Penkridge.

Penkridge 006 Sunday, might have known it, Fishermen!  Why do they all think the fish are on the opposite side of the canal?

There were plenty of the expected hire boats on the move, some having travelled quite long distance’s. Moorings along this stretch of the Staffs & Worcs Canal are scarce as we found out on several occasions getting stuck in the mud while still several feet out from the towpath. Seeing one boat moored just past bridge 102 we thought we would try again which proved successful. It is close to the railway line so we will see how it goes overnight. If it proves too noisy we will move again tomorrow down to Tixall Wide which should be quieter providing the moorings are not full.

Penkridge 008 Conservatory dining rooms at "The Moat House", Acton Russell.  Look at all those lovely Daffs.

Penkridge 010 Want a pot anyone? Quant little gardening trolley.

2213 locks, 4245.56 miles, 91 tunnels, 130 swing bridges and 58 lift bridges since Nov 2006

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