Early start, after our compulsory Sunday breakfast fry up; today it was egg, bacon, sausage, black pudding, mushrooms and a fried potato cake. Accompanied by Staffordshire oatcakes. That certainly stuck to the ribs.
Through Woodend Lock having only seen one boat and into Shadehouse as a boat entered Middle Lock. We passed in the pound.
We made the turn and were soon through the little swing bridge
We had got our timing right, as we left the waterpoint two boats exited from the Coventry onto the T.&M. just as another came out from Junction Lock, it looked like things were hotting up.
It was then a quiet trip, along past Huddlesford Junction where the stub of the Wyrley and Essington is in use as moorings by Lichfeld Cruising Club
Apart from the wind it was a pleasant mornings travelling, by midday we were snugged in by Tamhorn House Bridge, just across from Hopwas Woods.
Watch this space.........