Friday, 11 July 2014

Well and truly on our way home now…..




Pics of Tixall at 10pm last night, very still with lovely reflections and the moon just rising

When we left this morning it was dull, cloudy and humid, and that’s how it has remained most of the day, with just a few outbreaks of sunshine.  We had a first today – when we got to Great Hayward the water-point was completely empty of boats for the first time ever!  We watered, emptied the loo cassette and headed off towards the lock.  We were second in the queue to go down.  By the time we got to Colwich Lock, we were fifth!


We were so far back we couldn’t even see the lock!  With boats coming up as well, it was very busy.  In fact it’s been busier today than we’ve seen it the whole trip.  An hour later we were on our way.  We haven’t come very far today.  I caught a cold while we were at Norbury, which made itself evident on Sunday evening, and Rog has just started with the symptoms so neither of us were feeling up to much today.  We have moored just before Rugeley, opposite Taft Wharf Farm, where we have bought some lovely fresh eggs from an honesty box on the off-side, under the bridge.  Unfortunately our favourite spot just another hundred yards or so up the towpath had already gone, but it’s fine here.



A ‘lovely view’ in the distance!

4 miles and 2 locks

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