Away from Alrewas at around 10:45, following several boats heading up the Trent and Mersey. Up through the first 3 locks, and stopped at the BW services at the junction for water and rubbish disposal. Low water pressure meant that we took ¾ hour to fill, and then off, across the junction and up the remaining 3 locks of the Fradley flight.
We moored just above Shadehouse Lock at 13:30.We’ve not stopped here before, it’s very pleasant, but also popular. There are 7 boats here, now.
Shade House, adjacent to the lock, is up for sale. 4 beds, beautiful views, mooring included in the asking price of £795k. If you’re interested, more details from www.connels.co.uk, ref LFD301669
A lot of traffic in both directions today, with hire boats more in evidence this week.
The day started cool and misty, but by lunchtime the sun had broken through, leading to a warm sunny afternoon. Meg and I spent the afternoon out on the towpath, me reading and Meg saying hello to everyone who turned up on the mooring, or walked past.
Locks 6, miles 1¾.