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. It’s odd how much we remembered and how much we forgot.

When we reached Colwich lock there were two boats in front of us and four waiting to come up. One of the crew from an upcoming boat said that they had been waiting there for over an hour. At Wood End lock some told us that it was chaos at Fradley with boats having nowhere to wait for locks because of all the moored boats. But when we got there is was fairly busy, as is often the case, but not overly so.

We stopped for water outside the cafe and BW depot. There are some loose capping stones here near the original water point. BW have fenced the whole area off (for H&S reasons) and installed a temporary water point. It occurred to me that it would have been quicker & cheaper to have repaired the capping stones !

As we passed the Plum Pudding at Armitage I popped in to make a reservation as it’s our 37th wedding anniversary tomorrow.

Moored for the night just past Wychnor church on the river section. This was a favourite mooring of ours in the past.

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