Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Lack of moorings at Penkridge

With a cloudy start we decided to move from Tixall and soon got to the first lock. We carried on through the countryside passing this unusual train. We followed the railway line till we got to Stratford where we then picked up the M6, doesn't sound nice, but it really was.
We went through the village of Acton Trussell where everyone had really made a effort on their gardens, it looked fab, well done you lot!
At the next lock we met a couple on n.b Padworth, who follow the blog and were taking photos of us like we were film stars! Um....we don't think so! It is lovely to meet people who follow the blog......enjoy the rest of your trip guys and good to meet you.

We got to the last lock before Penkridge and there was a notice from BW saying there was a dredging restriction right up into Penkridge till the 8th October, which meant the top of the locks were going to be busy.We wanted to get moored up due to bad weather tomorrow and it was also market day in town. We went through the lock and got rid of our rubbish and had a quick manual pumpout and on doing so we saw Elsie and Eric off n.b Bendigedig (see link). After a chat, they said they were moving off their spot which was on an out of use water point, ideal for getting close to town. We were soon joined by loads of other boats.
We had some dinner in the cratch as the sun was trying to come out and then got ready to go out in the evening. Arsenal were playing in the Champions league and The Boat pub, 100 metres away, had it on. We watched the football and then joined in the pub quiz afterwards, great fun!

1 comment:

Wendy said...

Hi Del & Al, it was lovely to meet you although only briefly out of the lock! Ha ha STARS eh! Del must be getting good on the guitar I guess! I took two photos but don't know how to put them on here. We had our guitar aboard too! Enjoy your travels and maybe see you again soon when we are next on our travels!
Best wishes

Wendy & Robin nb Padworth