Friday, July 08, 2011

Heading Towards Rugeley On The Trent & Mersey Canal

Today we decided to move on, there's fireworks and a music  do on at Shugborough so we need to get away as Ben is very scared of loud bangs. First of all we headed up to Anglowelsh to fill up the diesel tank and empty the cassettes in their elsan point. We filled up with water at the BW waterpoint  and then we had to turn around in the wind......what fun! With the use of the long pole we got round and were on our way to Haywood Lock.

After all our changes of plans we're back to where we started, heading to Burton on permitting as we have to go on a short section of the River Trent at Alrewas. We just hope nothing else happens to change our plans as we've planned to go to Nottingham and then about turn and down the River Soar. Of course the trip to Nottingham depends on the levels of the River Trent.

We didn't go far today, just through Colwich Lock and as far as Bridge 69 were we tagged on the end of a line of moored boats. Yes we're opposite the pig farm again!  We had fun mooring up as the wind was blowing us away from the bank we were wanted to be moored but we finally got alongside and moored up. Ben and I had our walk from Great Haywood to Colwich, just as well as the heavens opened just as we were back inside the boat.

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