We stopped briefly in Gnossall Heath (pronounced No zull) for Carolyn to pick up some milk and bread from the local bakery and it was then on through Cowley tunnel. Its the only one on The Shroppie and is only 81 yards long. It is also unlined so its a bit like travelling through a Cave.
Back on the Staffs and Worcs canal and heading towards Great Haywood we soon come to the narrow sections. Luckily we never met a boat coming in the opposite direction although there are a couple of passing places.
After another good days cruising we picked up a mooring below Gailey lock. Tomorrow we plan to get down to Tixall wide which will be another good few hours of cruising.For some reason we find it so hard to sit still and not move. We do plenty of that in the Winter, So when the weather is good we just love to cruise…