Saturday, 12 September 2009

September Cruise - Day Two

A very misty morning, but the sun soon came out and it was quite warm. We were up early, and set off at 8am, straight into Wheaton Aston lock. Passing Stretton Wharf, we passed Warrior, but weren't sure which of the boats there was Chertsey. At Autherley Junction, a heron was sitting on the finger post, then dived into the water for a fish. We stopped for lunch just past the Fox and Anchor, and said hello to Captain Ahab on Wandrin Bark. We had penciled in Gailey as our target for the day, but we got there much too early to stop. Instead, we filled up with water and carried on, meeting boats at many of the locks.

We enventually moored up just north of Acton Trussell, in a lovely spot about half a mile short of Deptmore Lock, where the sound of the M6 isn't too intrusive.

22 miles, 12 locks (29.5, 12)


Andy Tidy said...

It was really good to meet you albeit for a very fleeting moment! At least I now know what you look like. Have a great trip.
Capt Ahab.

justheaven said...

The finger post at Autherley is a favourie spot for the heron, particularly early in the morning.