April 5th 2012 Off at last

What a difference a day makes. We rose this morning to a bright but cold morning with light winds and no rain or snow. After getting everything sorted we at last backed off the marina pontoon mooring around 10:00.  It was good to be on the move again. It was steady progress over the familiar route to Burton, it all seemed rather quiet but then we arrived at Branston common lock and found ourselves number seven in the queue to go through.  Part of the reason for the backlog was the slow filling of the lock as one paddle was out of action. We used the wait to have some lunch and a well earned cuppa and once through we made steady progress again and arrived in Alrewas around 4pm and found good moorings just beyond bridge 48. Friends Bob and Adele called round to see us and have a cuppa. It’s always nice to catch up.

a very busy Branston common lock

Today 11 miles 6 locks

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