Well, after our massive trip on Saturday all the way from Thurmaston to Shardlow in 10 hours – we have now moved 10 miles in 5 days!
We stayed in Shardlow on Sunday and only pulled pins on Monday about mid-day after being ready to go – and then it rained, so we had a cuppa instead!
Our first trip was all of 500 yards to the water point, where the tap seemed to be on a go slow and we didnt leave there for another hour!
Then, as it was quite windy, and we were in no rush, after going through the lock we decided to pull over and moor again. A total journey of 3/4 mile!
Tuesday we decided to get some miles under our belt and moved through two locks and stopped at Swakestone just as it started to rain.
Wednesday was bright and sunny but quite breezy, so after doing the last two big double locks on the Trent and Mersey, we moored just outside Mercia Marina – phew!
Today we have stayed put to wait out the rain and to visit our friends Donna and Steve who run Shakespeare Classic Line Canal Boats – we became Shakespeare Groupies when hiring from them 4 times in one year whilst our own boat was in the planning stages!
We are currently sitting in The Dragon Pub in Willington using the free Wi-fi but having to pay for the drinks!! Must get the wi-fi sorted!
And I promise to get some better pictures to include on the blog!