August 15th 2012 Wet Again

It was a lovely morning when we raised from our slumbers, bright and sunny but the weather forcasters had predicted a wet and windy day. After deciding not to sit tight at Tixall for another day we set off; our destination was Gailey. The weather held as we made our way through Acton Trussell. By the time we reached Penkridge the rain had started but not too uncomfortable. There was a bit of a problem at Penkridge lock with a hire boat broken down but all was soon sorted and we made our way into the lock. We used the services at the top of the lock and set off for our next destination, Otherton boat haven where we would top up with diesel. It was raining quite hard by the time we got to Otherton. Then the fun started, whilst taking on diesel the heavans opened and the Cap’n, 1st mate and the lady suppling the diesel all got soaked to the skin. Once dried and the bill paid we set off again only to get another soaking within a half hour so we decided to call it day and we have moored in the pound (area between two locks) just outside Gailey. The evening turned out rather nice so once again Norwyn went fishing and was rewarded with some nice roach.

Shell Bell in Tixall lock

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