Yesterday we went to the Church of St Stephen in Great Haywood. It was the first Sunday for a new vicar who gave an excellent sermon with no notes and promises to be quite a live wire.......hope the congregation enjoy him.
|Parish Church of St Stephen, Great Haywood|
It has been an excellent weekend here although we never did move onto the Tixall Wide. We have discovered lots more lovely places to walk than we have done previously
The plot was for an early start and I dutifully had myself all ready to go by 7.30 when the heavens opened.....this was not forecast Mr Weatherman......so we sat it out for 1/4 hour and it seemed to go through so we made another attempt......blow me down, just as we had cast off another heavy shower appeared....still we weren't going far to start with as we wanted to use the sani station at the junction.
By the time we had finished watering two boats had appeared and gone ahead of us but after the first lock we were nicely spaced out and the rain had all gone.
We passed No Problem today, one of the bloggers I follow
We are still travelling in lovely countryside, it is hard to believe this is in the heart of the West Midlands......but after Stone, Stoke will be the next big place and it will be becoming more industrial......and of course the Harecastle tunnel beckons......my delight!
However we have an even bigger tunnel to come, well Geoff has! he last went through with John and Fiona on Epiphany in 2010, the first year you could steer yourself through. If anyone has been through recently would be interested to hear experiences and any tips.
Total distance:7.88 miles
Average speed:1.99 mph (2.75 lock/mph)