Sunday, 23 June 2013

Great Haywood.

 IMG_3525 Gt Haywood Gt Haywood                               IMG_3515 breakfast  Oakkfield was moored above the last lock before the junction. Early the next morning I strolled past the Canada Geese having their breakfast, then on up to the farm shop for some of that nice Focacia bread. The poor Heron didn't seem to be having much luck catching a meal, as he flew off every time someone passed by.

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The next day we set off to fill with water, then reversed back onto the wharf for a pump out at £16. We had left the Trent+Mersey and were now on the Staffs+Worcs Canal when we saw yet another sunken plastic boat. You can’t help thinking that they would be better on rivers than canals with hard edging and locks to negotiate!

 IMG_3530 Tixall Lock          IMG_3532

It was such a beautifully warm sunny day, so I had front doors and side hatches open for a blow-through drying all the washing. Tixall Wide was full of boats, most of them were drying washing, polishing or painting their boats making the most of the good weather. On up through Tixall Lock with the recently renovated cottage alongside and under the turnover Milford bridge No 105 to moor at Baswich.

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