We then passed the Brewery of Marston's with that lovely hop smell to get your taste buds moving.
As you exit you're back on the river and we pass the weir and then get to Alrewas Lock.
Phew! it was midday and the heat was just beginning to take its toll, now we could just chill in it.
Del posted a card at the post office and Al did a little bit of lunch to keep us going.. We were just relaxing about when friends Carol and Alan of n.b Hollyhobble turned up to see us.. It was great to see them again, as we tried to see them on the way up, but somehow missed each other..
We had a quick catch up and a few beers together before they had to go back to their boat and we were also meeting up with more friends in the evening..
After a shower we walked to the Crown pub to meet John and Louise who were just planning a trip out on n.b Ploddin' along, and heading for Wales. It was more beers and eats for us with some fun mixed in as always..