You may have gathered that were on the move again and this time our destination is Fradley. Leaving Rugeley before 9am we had a relatively good journey but for one little heart stopping incident when a co ownership boat approached us with family on board. The parents had allowed their kid of about 6 or 7y to stand on the roof. The boy, in his exuberance to wave at us, toppled over and only just saved himself from going in! The dad didn't look in the least concerned and just said to the lad ' I told you so!' Not much more to say on the subject really other then to say how idiotic can one get!!!! Anyway we arrived at Shade House and instead of descending the three locks to the junction decided it was much nicer and maybe quieter to stay at the top. After all it is Halloween and the youngsters may be about! As I haven't stocked up with any treats its best we keep out of their way!
|Armitage Tunnel. This used to be a tunnel, but was opened out to form this deep cutting in about 1970.|
|Wood End Lock|
|Could this nest box be for rodents?|
|Tonight's mooring above Shadehouse lock|
|Top two photos taken from this one.|