Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Back towards Fradley today. A grey day but no rain, and the wind has eased a little more, too. Only saw one other boat on the move today, a Canaltime hire out of Sawley, met at Wychnor Lock. The river section just East of Alrewas had “Proceed with Caution” at both ends now, and is about 8” higher than the end of last week. Still no problem though for us intrepid voyagers who’ve tackled the tidal Trent!

This sign is next to a flooded gravel pit near Branston, now used by a local fishing club. Apparently, there is a large Polish population in Burton on Trent, who treat fishing not as a sport, but as foraging for supper.
And if you fancy something different for the day, how about Llama Trekking! The tag line on the website is "You'll feel calmer with a llama". Superb!
We stopped in Alrewas for bread and milk, and to post cards for those family and friends who live in the Colonies . (Canada and New Zealand).
Then moved on for another 35 minutes and stopped at one of our regular spots between Bagnall and Common Locks.
Locks 5, miles 6

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