Monday, 28 December 2009

New Year Cruise - Day Three

We woke to a heavy frost and a thin layer of ice over the canal. Getting away was something of a challenge: we had to put hot water on the ropes in order to untie them. The scenery was beautiful as we went down the Adderley locks. It's then just a short distance to the top of the Audlem flight. We went down the top two locks and moored up -- it was before 11am, a very short day for us. The reason was visitors. My sister, her husband, and their daughter Rachel were visiting. We had a lovely afternoon with them; Rachel was very cheerful, had a sleep in the cabin, and enjoyed opening her presents.

2 miles, 7 locks. (16, 12)


Captain Ahab said...

Is your new banner photo the top lock at Adderley?

Adam said...

No, it's the top lock at Audlem.

Captain Ahab said...

It was a 50:50 choice!