We started the day with a walk along a shale track which was once used by miners to reach the pit head of Alvecote Colliery- now called Alvecote Pools as hollows created by subsidence were filled by water. Ben managed to find some smelly black mud so he needed a wash with a bucket of soapy water to clean him up. We didn't move far just two miles to moor up in the countryside between Polesworth and Bradley Green. It was pouring with rain but it's only water and the canals certainly need it.
Our daughter just rang to tell us a short video clip of NB Bendigedig was on the BBC programme 'Gimme a Break' about children choosing holidays. It showed Eric steering Bendy over the Pontcsyllte Aqueduct towards Trevor. It's not available on i player so we won't get to see our big moment.