The title of this post was nearly 'No other Boats' as we did not see a soul for nearly 3 hours......and then it was only a tiny CRT boat doing some surveying.
At the top of the 3 Minworth locks there is a convenient sani station of which we availed ourselves.
I hopped off here with Barney for my daily walk leaving Geoff to carry on alone.
|M6 towering above us|
Not far after the turn we were amazed to see some very good moorings at Star City. If we had not wanted to get as far as possible today with the forecast of extra strong winds tomorrow we would have been tempted to stop.
|Star City Moorings|
|Even though we were very much in an industrial area, the locks had a charm of their own|
|even with the trains....|
Not long after this we had our first stop for Geoff to partake of his least favourite pastime!
Only a heavy duty plastic bag this time.
|Approaching Bordesley Junction|
Eventually we were underway again and completed the 6 Camp Hill Locks.
The charm of this stretch of canal was not making any impression on us..........
|Approaching the 3rd of the Camp Hill locks and our 3rd boat of the day!|
|A local engaging Geoff in conversation......|
Not too long before we had another enforced stop and weed hatch visit number 3........a load of plastic bags and bits of rope this time.
Eventually tied up after what was for us a very long day. Unfortunately the rain chose this time to return and we were eventually soaked by the time we were securely tied up. Never mind, warm and cosy down below....
The forecast for tomorrow is windy windy windy ....so we may be staying put.
Total distance:15.91 miles
Average speed:1.92 mph (3.86 lock/mph)