Monday, 23 September 2013


Last nights sky
Does it herald a nice day.?
Sadly not really, it was overcast and slight mizzle when we set out but nothing we intrepid travellers couldn't cope with........
We stopped en route to dispose of rubbish.. There was a note on the lock warning us that the collection point had moved to the cafe 100yds from the entrance to Barton marina....well that was wrong.   It was by a transport cafe (at least we think it was) but more like 1000yards, I think they left a '0' out....we only just managed to spot it before we had gone too far.

Between Wychnor Lock and Alrewas lock we were on a river section again but all was benign and the boards shows it was safe to proceed.......

We thought we were back on the Stratford canal when bridge 36 appeared........very narrow
Shardlow 22 miles and we were there a week ago......such a pace
Plenty of herons around at the moment...this one played hide and seek in the reeds with us as we went along

This one was have a swim in the weir as we approached Alrewas
Looks like he needs to go through the car (boat) wash!!
There was plenty of room to moor after Allrewas lock and room for Epiphany too as they were not far behind us.   We were glad we had not arrived over the weekend as we heard it was choc-a-bloc here.

After shopping John came over to help sort out some things on my computer...last chance as we would be going in different directions from tomorrow.   Later they came to Petroc for a farewell will be sad to see them depart after 6 weeks of travelling mostly together........

Total distance:5.04 miles 
Elapsed time:2h56m43s 
Average speed:1.71 mph (3.07 lock/mph) 

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