Sunday, July 03, 2011

Armitage and Rugeley- Trent and Mersey Canal

On Saturday we had a long hot day cruising from Hopwas on the Coventry Canal to Armitage on the Trent and Mersey Canal.  We didn't plan  to cruise for six hours it just happened because  we wanted to get through Fradley Junction onto the Trent and Mersey. The section of canal towards Great Haywood  has long stretches of soft sides and we'd prefer to moor not using pins. We ended up mooring opposite a long line of moored boats near Armitage before the waterpoint using pins into  a very solid canal bank. It was near a noisy A road so I needed earplugs. Several hireboats moored up next to us, asking if it was OK to moor there.

On Sunday morning we had a short run of just an hour to moor at Rugeley. Ben and I walked  for the hour amongst the cyclists and runners.....I couldn't run in this heat.......I couldn't run at all! We did some shopping and decided to stay as it was so warm, and have a lazy Sunday. Lunch was take away chinese courtesy of Morrisons so no cooking either. Ben is fast asleep so all is quiet on NB Bendigedig.... but not for long.

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