Wightwick Lock

The sun was shining and the sky was blue so we set off not long after 7 o’clock. Unfortunately that was the best weather of the day as it gradually got greyer and spotted with rain at times. As we came up through Gailey lock Heddi called out “I’ve got no power!” I could hear

Penkridge

Another fairly short day. Lots of boats about and the weather was reasonably good, grey but fairly warm and not wet. We stopped briefly in Tixall wide for a full English breakfast. We stopped for the night between the two locks at Penkridge. It was a bit busy there and with hindsight we would have

Plum Pudding

A very short day today – only 7 miles & nine locks. We did a few jobs around the boat. I treated the roof with a Jeyes Fluid solution to remove some of the algae that had developed during the winter. The problem was that I tried to rinse it off with the mop, the

Wychnor

Still no pics I’m afraid. A busy day today, lots of hire boats about. We haven’t been on the Trent & Mersey for over six years. We used to have a share in the Ownerships boat “Symphony”. At one time it was based at Barton Turns marina. So we used to know this section well.

Tixall Wide

Only a short cruise today, just two locks and a few miles. We arrived at Tixall Wide in time for lunch, then went for a long walk up into Brocton Coppice and around the Shugborough estate. We started off by walking back along the towpath to bridge 106 then across the river, the railway line

Acton Trussell

A longish day today. When we awoke the sky was blue and the sun shining, so an early start was called for. On the move by 7:30. Unfortunately by nine o’clock the clouds had gathered and the rest of the day was grey and overcast. Still not many boats around and we didnt have to

Top of Bratch locks

No photos this trip I’m afraid. We forgot to bring the camera battery charger with us, went to take the first photo and the camera shut down saying no power. We didnt leave the mooring until about twelve, then a quietish chug until four thirty when we moored up on the visitor’s mooring above Bratch

Not going anywhere

We spent the weekend chilling out, going for walks and doing a few jobs onboard. On Saturday we arrived about lunchtime, then in the afternoon we went in search of the “Kinver Edge Farm Shop”. We had seen several signs for it and a check of their postcode with Google maps indicated that it was