We were up with the lark this morning as I wanted to make Polesworth on the Coventry canal and go to the tackle shop. Ever since leaving Langley Mill I haven't been able to get any live bait, having to use bread instead. Thats okay for roach and bream but I particularly like fishing for Perch and they wont take bread. Polesworth was the first place on our route that had a tackle shop and as we approached at first we couldn't find anywhere to moor. Luckily for us a space was found before bridge 54 and, after a spot of lunch, made the fishing shop my first stop. Half pint of maggots were purchased for £1.50 and stored away in my small fridge. ( Cant imagine why Ian objected to storing the little wrigglers in my galley fridge! Had to purchase this one instead.)
Then at Glascote locks, and for the first time since leaving the Mill, we had to queue. The boat in front was heading for Watford and the IWA festival. Because of the Wolverhampton 21 being shut, they were having to go the long way round much to their annoyance..
|All the plants in this garden are made of plastic.|
|Bottom of Atherstone locks|
And finally:- ( I am desperately trying to find a bug book to identify these bugs. So far no luck. If anyone has any suggestions it would be much appreciated.)