Well... seems the met office was right. Weatherman yesterday foretold of foggy weather to come but by 'eck it was like a pea souper this morning. In fact visibility only improved slightly all day.
|From our mooring looking back to Filance lock|
|And forward to the bridge 'ole|
So pulling pins a bit later, I left for the first lock of the day, Penkridge lock. Ian walked on to get it set and had a word with the said fisherman about his net. A stony stare and no acknowledgement was all he got for his trouble.
My first challenge today was trying to find the lock! I could hear Ian winding the paddles but couldn't see him at all. All I could do was creep forward until a shape came into view. I felt very vulnerable in these dangerous conditions but we had to get to Great Hayward today before the Anglo Welsh yard closed so we had to keep going.
|Penkridge lock is there somewhere!!!|
|The view leaving Penkridge lock|
|And heading for the next lock, Longford.|
|And a boat having left his mooring heading for Penkridge. He's as daft as us traveling in these conditions but like us he needed to leave to get through the stoppage which starts on Monday at Otherton.|
|Park gate lock by Midland Chandlers|
|Mooring just before the Wide|
|Just the three boats moored on the Wide as we headed for Anglo Welsh|
Having arrived we were directed to where we had to moor. A space between boats by the paint dock. Only way to back into the space was go through the bridge onto the T&M, wind and then head back.
|Anglo Welsh yard Great Hayward|
|Merlin nicely tucked between the boats!|
And on route,
|Seen at the Wide|
|Lucky to get him as I only had my Panasonic camera at the time. He was perched right by the aqueduct as we approached Anglo Welsh's yard.|
|Glistening web in the fog|