|Misty Rugeley this morning.|
|The roof to Armitage tunnel was removed ( I believe) in the early 70's. Left this deep cutting.|
|Lock cottage at Wood End Lock. Feast your eyes because it has been compulsory purchased and will be demolished to make way for HS2. Already empty and stripped of light fittings etc.|
|Not a good place to block the canal|
What I did disagree with was this.
|Left on his own|
So when this happened it was inevitable. Boat approaching on a bend and the youngster having no idea what to do. On the bank (would you believe) was the boys father walking the dog!!!! At the front sat a lady. Did she come rushing to the boys aid? Did she heck!!! Next few photos show the near miss and its only thanks to the oncoming boat and the shout from the lads dad to put his boat in reverse, that a collision was averted.
|Boat goes hard astern|
|Lad asking dad for advice. Not the female still sitting at the front.|
|Don't think looking will help missis|
|Still sitting at the front|
|Finally the lad shouts for some help and what appeared was not the lady but a chap. Where was he when all this was going on???|
I was quite glad to get to Streethay where we had ear marked our mooring for tonight. Hadn't realised the railway was quite that near. It's only used by goods train so I do hope they don't run through the night 'cause it good be very noisy!
|Is the first boat helmed by a ghost???|
|Had a lucky escape when this branch came down.|
|Horses at play|