With pins pulled at 07.15 we are soon through the bottom 3 locks at Grindley Brook and are now going into the staircase of 3 locks. Luckily being early we just had to wait for one boat to drop down and then we were in.
After mooring it was a walk up to the town which is well over a mile from the canal. The town is very similar to Totnes where we used to live with the biggest difference being in the cost of houses, you can certainly get a lot more for your money here.
This seems to becoming very popular on the canals these days. We are seeing more and more people wearing HI-VIZ. To be honest I cant see the need for it and I wonder if its a bit over the top. Still the way Canal and River Trust is going you may find that they make it compulsory for all boaters to wear it in years to come.