We pulled pins from our mooring at 08.10 and soon hit Tamworth which is a place we love cruising through as you can have a good look at everybody’s gardens as you cruise through the town. After an hour we reached Glascote locks which have had some new gates fitted over the Winter stoppage period. This lock which is the bottom of the two was always very leaky and it took ages to fill.
After passing through Fazeley junction we approached a boat flying the flag of Devon . As we got closer we soon recognised that it was our friends Paul and Jill on nb Falcon . We stopped for a chat and admired the new paint job they had just had done on Falcon .It’s one of the best paint jobs we have ever seen and Falcon now looks like a brand new boat . Great to meet you guys ,hopefully we can meet up and have a drink later in the year ..
This guy is so Brave . He is moored just outside of Hopwas on the side of the Army firing range with the signs saying Danger Keep out and with the red warning light flashing. Mind you it is a Cornish boat.
Arriving at Fradley junction and we leave the Coventry Canal and join the Trent and Mersey Canal where we should turn left , but something is making us turn in the opposite direction and heading to our favourite village on the canal system.
We eventually arrived at Alrewas and were very surprised to see that there were very few boats there . Then how lucky were we to get on our favourite mooring right outside of the bowling club and Church . We will have a few days chilling here before continuing our journey North.