|Reflections in Hopwas Wood|
Hopwas was certainly the place to be for bloggers. Moored up near us were NB Herbie, NB Indigo Dream and NB Gypsy Rover (Australia). This morning another one turned up Greygal with three of her greyhounds but no boat, she'd come to crew for NB Herbie. But we left them all behind and cruised towards Fradley Junction where we had a lunch stop and used the services before we headed up three locks towards Great Haywood. I always find these three locks heavy going, the gates jusy don't want to shut and at Woodend Lock there's only one paddle working so it's really slow going up.
The weather is glorious but Ben and I have had several short walks as it's hot walking the towpath with little shade. Of course Ben has been paddling in the Trent and Mersey cooling his toes, but I'll have to wait til later..........thinking about it now...........cool toes in a bowl of cool water!