Thursday, 25 November 2010

Winter Cruise - Day Six

Another clear moonlit night, and another frosty morning.  We set off at 8.20, and I walked down to set our only lock of the day.  Having completed the last Curdworth lock, we're now at the lowest point of our trip, having dropped nearly 250 feet since Wolverhampton.

The main landmark before Fazeley Junction is the Drayton Footbridge.

At Fazeley Junction, we were pleased to see that the Junction House is being lived in; it was boarded up the last time we were here.

We stopped at the water point to fill the tank, and while it was filling I went to the nearby Tesco Express to top up on shopping.  We set off again in lovely sunshine, although it was bitterly cold.  The only other time we've done this stretch from Fazeley to Fradley was in August 2007, on our first trip on Debdale.  Today, the canal looked loveley.

We spotted a couple of bloggers today.  Guelrose was moored at Hopwas, and just north of Huddlesford Junction was Derwent6.  We moored up shortly afterwards, opposite the moorings at Streethay Wharf.  We had lunch, then walked over the bridge to the wharf to see Kevin Blick, who's refitting narrowboat Harry.

11 miles, 1 lock.  (57 miles, 64 locks)


Chris and Debbie, said...

Day six already!

Just where does the time go?

Del and Al said...

Sorry we missed you.....