Al had felt a bit better yesterday so the plan was to get up early and set off at 7.00am. We ended up getting away at 7.15am in the lovely morning mist.
We would have stayed put if this had happened before we left but we now had to find the next doctor's.
We got to Fradley Junction and lucky someone opened the swingbridge for us as they were coming out of our lock, so we were able to turn and go straight in.
We then had another two locks which Del managed to do. In between these they are building more houses, HS2 is going through, and also they are building Fradley marina. Its a shame as all we could smell was the rape fields across lovely views..
As we got into Alrewas the scene changed and it got even lovelier, pretty gardens, twisting canal, and overhanging trees, blue skies, and a doctors!
We moored up just before Alrewas bottom lock where a boat was leaving as we turned up..
It was so nice, Al felt like going for a walk in the air and just got better as we walked. We popped in the chemist to see if they could extend Al's tablets but they said we needed another prescription from the doctors.
Al had always wanted to go to the Arboretum, and it was a 25 minute walk away, so we went for it..
It is so big now it has an audio walk, a mini train, and a new visitors centre with cafe's and exhibitions.
We took a nice slow walk back to Derwent6 and also relaxed with our feet up for a bit..
Al felt ok again and even managed to do the chicken salad in the evening. Doctors tomorrow!