|Just leaving our mooring. Sign opposite the boat.|
One minute nothing, then there it was. No one in sight apart from a man walking away with his spaniel. Was it him? I had no idea but 10 minutes later, on his return, he picked it up, walked back toward the lock and placed it in the dog bin. Now of course I commend him for doing that but what was the point of leaving it there in the first place!
So this morning we did sneak away at a silly time, just after 7am in fact, and made really good progress for several miles. Most of the locks were against us and seeing a boat coming from the opposite direction, and knowing the next lock was only a short distance away, was a sight to behold. Well it would have been if it wasn't for a boater quickly untying and setting off in front of us.!!! Don't you just hate that when it happens??? Anyway he got his comeuppance when the same thing happened to him, but didn't help us at all as we were now third in line and still another 8 locks to do!
I love this part of the Staffs and Worc. So much to see and masses of character. The weirs are different and the locks all very well kept. Depdale lock is a favourite of mine and the horse stable cut out of rock is quite unique.
|horse stable in the rock|
|Inside the stable|
|Strange place to have railway signals. Mobile home park!.|
Seen on route,