Came across a long queue at Woodend lock, took 1½ hours. Bruno made several more friends, and would have been making pups if he hadn’t been hauled off!
Saw a splendid narrow beam Dutch Barge coming up. Had to explain to Margaret that they are beyond our budget.
Down to Fradley Junction past the Swan Inn, and filled up with water, and emptied the loo and rubbish.
Carried on through Common lock then stopped for the night. Spoke to another chap with one of those Kirstan dishes, am CERTAINLY going to get one.
Sunny evening, so I painted the flue collar and cap with heat proof enamel. Then it threw it down before the paint dried. That’s life, I suppose.
5¼ miles, 7 locks