Well, today’s forecast went something like – “A bright start with showers moving in, some heavy”. With that in mind we didn’t have a planned destination, we decided to see how it went.
It was half-ten by the time we untied, and still dry but with cloud building. We got down Star Lock, filled the water tank, and almost cleared Aston Lock too before the showers started.
Heading to Star Lock
A handful of cygnets
…at the halfway point on the canal
A fine pair, motor boat Baltic and butty Star
The rain had moved in and was becoming pretty steady. I decided that if it didn’t let up by midday we’d pull in. No joy in travelling in the rain.
Two Canada geese families
Another two groups are grazing in the field beyond.
We gave it best just after Bridge 85, with open views to the left and a hedge to keep the breeze off to the right.
Soon after we stopped we had one of those predicted heavy showers, we’d probably have stopped then anyway so it was good to have pulled in at a place of our choosing. They’ve been on and off all afternoon, but they didn’t deter more intrepid souls than ours.
It’s a fine evening now, and the weather is supposed to improve overnight and next week, too. We’ll probably do a bit tomorrow.
Locks 2, miles 2¾