That’s it, it’s the Vernal Equinox, it’s officially Spring. Not that it feels like it, and the forecast for the next few days is worse, with snow, freezing nights and strong easterly winds.
I was tempted to misquote Robert Browning – “Oh to be in England now that Spring is here” – Home thoughts, from Abroad, written in Italy in 1845. The actual quote is “….now that April’s there”
I just hope that I’m not going to ironically use the line in a 12 day’s time….
A glimpse of spring, dwarf daffs near Stone
We left our mooring near Bridge 85 this morning over half an hour after Chas and Ann on Moore2Life. It takes us a little longer to get organised these days.
And I was chatting on the towpath with blog readers Roland and Bev who’ve just finished their winter lay-over in Aston Marina. Good to meet you, have a good summer (if we get one).
I didn’t have my camera to hand, so didn’t get a picture, but as a consolation prize here’s one of your boat…
Fine looking NB Klara
We had just one lock today, Aston Lock just beyond the marina.
Tinwork dragon at Aston Marina
Looking back at Aston Lock
We pulled up behind M2L on the 5 day moorings below Star Lock.
Tomorrow, before the forecast snow arrives, we’ll maybe move up through the locks and wait out the weather below Meaford.
Our hearts go out to the family of six year old Imie, drowned in the Staffs and Worcs Canal near Kidderminster yesterday. We often moor near to where the tragedy occurred, at Wolverley Court Lock. Unsupervised kids and water, a dangerous combination.
Locks 1, miles 3½