Although the next couple of months’ cruising for us is to be fairly relaxed, we needed to get a few extra hours under our belt today as we’re hoping to meet up with Bob and June on nb ‘Autumn Myst’ tomorrow evening. That said, we had a very enjoyable 7 hour journey along the Staffs and Worcs Canal – made even better by the fact that, although the weather forecast for today was not supposed to be good, we had fine , dry and warm conditions all the way.
As we did this same journey in early August this year, we’ll spare any descriptive repetition and just show some pictures of todays’ trip. The most notable aspect though was the lack of boats, walkers and the like.
Our first lock was the immaculately kept Tixall Lock.
We saw a heron almost round every corner today but they’re terribly camera shy – not so these feathered friends.
A very colourful show in the garden of a house in the very manicured village of Acton Trussell.
With headroom of only 2ft 6ins on the top step, James was on his hands and knees under the bridge at this lock!
A photo of a very nice bridge without the full length of the boat in the foreground!
Talking of the full length of the boat in the foreground – couldn’t help taking this shot again of the lovely double arches going into Penkridge Lock.
We moored up 3;30 here at Coven – see what we mean about so few boats around. After a quick wipe down (of ‘Chance’ not us!) we took a walk into Coven village for some supplies at the Co op. We’re now tucked up nice and cosy for the evening and it still hasn’t rained!