Saturday, 19 April 2014

On our way

The plan was to set off last Saturday arriving at Willington for the evening mooring, having done all the large locks in one day. On Friday we collected our prescriptions and found that Marlene had to see the doctor for a review. With the plan in tatters we settled with Spending the weekend in Shardlow where we had a night out at the Clock Warehouse. On Monday morning Marlene phoned the doctors for an appointment that morning,only to be told it would be four o clock. We finally started out at five o clock completing Aston and Weston locks before mooring for the night. Two locks and one and a half mile,a slow start.Tuesday morning we were off early, thanks to Pamela's dog Lucy,who got us up at seven. Lucy is staying with us while Pamela is on holiday in France. Clearing Willington before lunch we moored up to dry some washing. Later we carried on to Shobnal fields where we moored for the night. Wednesday was a simple run up to Fradley where we spent the night. In the evening we had a pleasant walk round the nature reserve. Four locks on Thursday and a steady cruise to Rugeley where we did some shopping. Later we carried on and moored in the open just before Taft Bridge(69). From Rugeley to the mooring I walked with Lucy, doing a bit of this, this trip. Another early start on Friday found us at Great Hayward for nine thirty. Once again Lucy and I had walked the three mile. Turning left at the junction on to the Staffs and Worcester Canal(we had been on the Trent and Mersey) we headed for Penkridge where we plan to spend the weekend. Arriving mid afternoon we met our old friends Jennifer and Graham on Best of Friends. This morning we walked into town and had a look round the Market. A quiet day tomorrow then on to Autherley Junction and on to the Shropshire Union.

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