Sunday, 13 September 2009

September Cruise - Day Three

Another misty start, in fact it was really quite foggy. We set off at 8.30, with the headlight on, but the sun broke through earlier than I'd expected. We made steady progress until Tixal Lock, when we were fourth in the queue. Ahead of us were a motor and butty pair, just bought by a man who planned to do them up. He'd comandeered a crew who didn't really know what they were doing.

At Great Haywood Junction, we turned left, and filled up with water. We moored a little further on for lunch, then went for a walk down to Haywood Lock and into the village, visiting the Spar and the farm shop.

In the afternoon, we made steady progess north, with plenty of boats about in both directions. We tied up before 5pm between bridges 84 and 85, after another veey sunny day. A chiken is currently roasting in the oven.

12.5 miles, 5 locks. (42, 17)

1 comment:

Halfie said...

The photo in this post seems stretched vertically, Adam. Have a good trip.