Monday, 17 December 2007

Nine week cruise - day 7 - Friday 08/07/05 Generator chickens

Fradley to Weston-upon-Trent

0650 Up. 0805 Set off. 0830 Stopped at Woodend Lock as BW were replacing a paddle in a bottom gate. I got off at Handsacre for provisions. David picked me up at 1005 outside the Armitage Shanks factory. At 1110 we moored at Rugeley to go and have a look at the town.

At about 1430 we got going again and had bacon sarnies for lunch while cruising.

We stopped again at 1705 at Haywood Lock to have a look at Shugborough Park.

At 2005 we moored at Weston-upon-Trent and dined on board (one of David's famous Pasta Bakes). In the morning we were awoken by what sounded like a generator trying (and failing) to start. It took a little while to work out that what we were hearing were chickens just the other side of the towpath hedge. Still, it meant that we were on our way again reasonably early the next morning.

7.0 hours
15 miles 7 furlongs
5 locks

56.2h; 124m 6f; 46l

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