We were expecting some rain last night and all the fly screens had to be taken out and the glass fitted in. It was so hot we couldn't sleep very well so at the crack of dawn we were up and on the move.. It was cloudy and cool and we soon got to Wittington and crept through trying to not wake anyone, even all the birds were asleep.
We had to take things slowly as it was a bit shallow in places due to it being so dry.
We managed to get out of the way and let them pass, but it wasn't easy keeping Derwent6 out of the trees.. Del then got it off.
We headed on up to Polesworth where again there were shallow spots, and here we passed the steam boat..