We decided yesterday that we hadn’t the heart to continue on this journey, so after a horrendous day yesterday, the weather matching our mood, when it dawned dry and clear this morning, we left Aston Marina and set off for home. There won’t be many blogs over the next week or so, unless something worth writing about occurs, so this one consists mostly of photos of the flooded conditions we encountered today. We are moored below Haywood Lock for the night, opposite Shugborough Hall, and as I write this, it has begun to rain again.
Last night in the marina – the water rose about 6 inches yesterday. Only another couple of inches and the pontoons would have been under water!
Nb Potty Bucket, moored a few slips along from us, with a huge list on before her ropes were loosened!
The Trent, which runs alongside the canal – usually not much more than a wide stream
Flooded fields each side of the river
Flood water pouring from the fields into the canal
The river at Weston – more like a lake!
The two photos above are taken from Essex Bridge at Shugborough
Haywood Junction in the sunshine
8.5 miles and 4 locks