An early start this morning, but a bit of a false start - we had barely travelled 1/2 a mile when we moored up - we had an empty shopping bag that needed filling.
A quick Sainsbury stop and we were back underway - fortunately we were at
The next mile was wonderful cruising - wide and with depth; brilliant foliage overhanging and with the morning sun it created a delightful picture into which all we had to do was move the boat.
|Doesn't get much better than this.|
It was only going to be a regular cruising day - time-wise, and whilst we pulled in for a couple of jerry cans to be filled with diesel and after Autherley Junction (and onto the Shroppie) we topped up with water - we were still just slowly cruising or so it seemed.
|This section is so nice and wide - literally no problems|
The engine was barely above tickover at best yet we drifted along with some speed.
|Even at low speed we were gaining on this boat...|
|...they were slower than us and eventually waved us past|
Our target was to moor up between bridges 7 and 8, which we easily reached - and rings as well - nice and open; good signals; sun shining down.
|ahhh - our target - not the two young lads - the moorings ahead|
Seems that this particular stretch has the nickname of "Lover's Lane" - who knows what may happen!
With the weather reports we are seeing, I think that Friday will be another rest day and we will have to tough it out with
Brewood will have to wait for the weekend and beyond that - well that will be next week - too far away to have to be concerned about just yet!
7 Miles, 2 Locks
Totals: 2614 Miles, 2001 Locks, 90 Tunnels, 32