Saturday, September 25, 2010

A Long Day to Handsacre

As we never made any progress yesterday we were up early to bright sunshine and cruising by 7.30am. It was lovely with the sun coming up over the hillside but it got very cold as we were going through the shade of the trees. It wasn't long before we decided to light the fire. We carried on through Polesworth and then through Tamworth before we got to the first two locks. We had reports that these locks were very slow fillers and that BW were coming out to see to them, but we had a boat coming out as we approached at both locks (someone is looking out for us)

We soon got to Fazley Junction and carried on up the Coventry canal. We took it nice and steady all the way up to Fradley Junction where we stopped for water. We turned left onto the Trent and Mersey and got through the three locks. One of these locks was so bad it was leaking all over the bow of Derwent6.
We then made it up to Handsacre where we moored for the night. We had done 21 miles and five locks today which took us ten hours, a long day....

We walked round to friends Alan and Carol off n.b Hollyhobble and had a glass of wine at their house before we got in their car and went to Alrewas where we had a fine Indian meal. We had a lovely evening and it was just great to see them again.
We got back to Derwent6 at midnight and quickly got our heads down.

1 comment:

Carol and Alan said...

It was lovely to see you both at Handsacre and had a great night out with lots of on-the-house drinks. Look forward to seeing you both on your return trip through Handsacre. Glad to see you are enjoying the shroppie as much as we do. Lots of love carol and alan xxx