Lock must be open - first boat up, turning onto the Staffs & Worc canal, just as a boat emerges from under the bridge. No movement for weeks, then all of a sudden, boats everywhere!
We take the turn to the right, towards Wolverhampton, heading south for now.
Right turn at Haywood Junction
Sunken boat between the junction and the wide
Now this is a rare sight - no one moored at Tixall Wide
Hello, who's this hiding round the corner? I recognise that boat!
It was Roy with NB Gerald, with his fancy new cratch, which took rather alot longer to build than he anticipated! We meet up with him each year at Stourbridge for the rally, and usually bump into him again somewhere over the winter months. So we 'hovered' and had a nice chat. He's on his way to London. Ooo.
The railway line runs precariously close to the canal at Milford,
with trains belting through every few minutes.
Ah, boats getting more familiar the closer to home we get.
Not so easy to see as it was so foggy, but this was a field full of swans. 36 of them.
More pics tomorrow.