Monday, May 04, 2015

Bank Holiday Madness


Ben at Great Haywood
Three legged tree watering!


Today the boats are out in force with queues to Great Haywood Lock. Ben and I went for a walk in the woods alongside the canal on the non-towpath side and we set off down the lock when the queues were gone. Very heavy gates too! I took some photos but my phone camera refuses to  let me go into them...it freezes! Managed to email them to my tablet.


We enjoyed the sunshine and cruised towards Colwich Lock where we had just one boat ahead of us. Once again the gates were heavy and one didn't want to shut. One of the blokes from another boat came to help. There was a long queue of boating waiting to go towards Great Haywood. We carried on to Rugeley, moored up and did the shopping. The canal bridge has been pedestrianised so it's safer to get to Morrisons and there's now a big new Tesco's on the towoath side of the canal.We decided to stay put until the mooring although most of the boats shop and then leave Rugeley.




2 comments:

Dogsontour by Greygal said...

Lovely to see you again, even amongst all the madness! Have a great summer

Elsie said...

Hi Greygal, nice to see you too.