|Had stopped just outside so Ian could paint the gunwale, read the sign and decided to go in.|
|View from our window this morning.|
Ian wondered if a leak had been detected. We had also been told it could have something to do with towpath maintenance. But so far it's all speculation so to stop us going mad with curiosity, has anyone any ideas?
Just down from Kings Orchard was Streethay boatyard. All and sundry trying to stop there causing a bit of a holdup. Must be the fact it is a bank holiday and all trying to top up with diesel. Because of the amount of boats on the move we did wonder about getting a mooring in Fradley.
We had arranged to meet with Dennis and Margaret at Fradley. They were at Alrewas and we are making for the Llangollen canal. Should just about have timed our trip right as school holidays will be over by the time we reach the canal . Llangollen is a popular canal and should (hopefully) be less congested without the holiday traffic. We did manage to get a mooring right before the water point at Fradley and not long after were joined by two C&RT bods trying to catch folk on the towpath to become 'friends of the canals'. I made them tea and a lot of good nature bantering ensued. They were determined that we should join the cause and become 'friends'. We were equally determined that we would not! We have a lot of admiration for the way they are trying to get funds but as I pointed out (rightly or wrongly) we already contribute by paying our boating license.
|Before we were joined by C&RT|
|Here comes Icing|
|Herons seem to like the ploughed fields. Lots of small mammals for them to find.|