So as for today, what a fabulous cruising day. Not much in the way of boat traffic and most were all going in the opposite direction, great for us as we only had to turn around one lock at Tixall. Approaching Great Hayward Shugborough Hall looked resplendent with the gold of the Rape and vivid blue skies.
|The meadows were full of buttercups.|
|Explaining about the paddle gear.|
Before we got to Tixall Wide another partially sunken boat lay half submerged. This one looked to have been in the water for quite a while. Maybe we need to notify C&RT.
|Still has it's fender attached.|
There was a surprising lack of boat movement on the Staffs & Worc. In fact it wasn't until we got to Radford Bridge about a mile from the boat club that we saw a boat. We were beginning to wonder if the canal was closed! On arrival at the marina Pete the harbour master directed us to the allocated mooring. Very handy place to moor as the wedding reception will be in the club house directly above our boat. Just right for when we stagger drunkenly back to bed.
|Staffordshire boat club. We are moored 3rd from the left.|
Tomorrows blog may be put on hold. It all depends on how drunk I get after the wedding!
Today's wildlife photos taken along our route.