Thursday, 19 May 2011

Huddlesford Nr. Lichfield

Captains Log

Canal Date                  18th May 2011

Travels                         18 miles – 5 Locks

Current Location       Huddlesford Nr. Lichfield

A full day’s travel by our standards. We have travelled on 3 different canals. The Staffs & Worcs, the Trent & Mersey and the Coventry. Once again it has been rather busy today with much oncoming boat traffic, mainly in bridge holes and blind bends of course, just to prove the law! The only stop today was to fill up with fresh water and whilst there we had a sandwich, other than that we have been on the move. The day started misty and then the rain started, light at first then it got heavy, and then it became heavy driving rain with strong gusty wind. You know the sort; it is only there to make nice days feel so much better!!!!

On route we bought two new rope fenders form a narrowboat selling them at very reasonable prices. (I don’t need them yet, but I can’t resist a bargain)

We have moored out side a pub again. No surprise there then. Well we had to try it out, you know, keeping up the old tradition. It was very good indeed. A little more expensive than some but not overpriced at all.

Only one minor breakage today – one of the shackles holding the front button fender in position failed. It did not take many seconds to repair that.

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