Wednesday, November 10, 2010
What a difference a day makes
After all the wind and rain yesterday, we had clear blue skies today. We went into Penkridge first thing and made our way to the market. We picked up a few Christmas presents and some tools for Derwent6. Del got a new woolly hat and Al got some new gloves. We got back to Derwent6 to find someone had come up the locks, our call to go. We went down the next few locks and soon got to Acton Trussell. It was so beautiful cruising on such an autumnal day. At one of the locks, Midland Chandlers is right next door, so it was a good opportunity to get the heavy items like engine oil and waste tank fluid back to Derwent6. We had a hint that the weather was not going to be so kind tomorrow so we pressed on to Tixall. You could see Cannock Chase in the foreground.We managed to moor up with only one other boat here so it feels we have it all to ourselves. We got the fire going and settled down in the warm to watch telly.