April 7th 2012 Pastures new

When  set of from Rugeley around 10am this morning, it was raining although not hard.  We had a steady run down to Great Haywood junction where we moored on the water point to top the tank and empty the loo tank at the elsan point.  By the time we had finished boats were waiting to moor for water so captain Norwyn backed Shell Bell off the mooring and we turned left onto new territory- the staffs and worcester canal.   We soon came upon the Tixel wide (extra wide piece of canal like a lake) where we stopped for lunch. After lunch we made steady progress and have moored for the night opposite the Stafford Boat club, the bonus being that on the marshes near the boat a rare bird a CRANE is feeding.

Today  12 miles         3 locks

Follow that sign

Lunch at Tixel wide

view from our overnight mooring


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