April 8th 2012 Happy anglers

It was very misty and wet when we set off this morning.  The first of the ten locks we would do today was only around a quarter of a mile away. There were several boats  on the move today so it was nice at the locks- plenty of help available. The weather improved after lunch, although not bright it was at least dry. Passing through Penkeridge we came across a fishing match of about a dozen anglers. As I thanked each and everyone of them for reeling in or moving their roach poles I never had one response except for the odd grunt. As an angler myself I understand their frustrations but ‘hey’, the canal is for boats as well. We moored up for the day around 15:30 at Gailey, where there is a round,toll keeper’s watch tower which is now used as a canal shop.

Today  8 miles      10 locks

Toll keepers watch tower

Approaching one of the ten locks

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