|Surreal sight of shrink wrapped loos at the Armitage Shanks factory.|
Someone on Canal World Discussion Forums has been forcefully expressing their view that boating blogs are interminably boring. Whilst the obvious response to that is "if you find it so boring, simply don't read it!", it is of course true that just recording a days happenings isn't going to be of the greatest interest to the public at large, if nothing out of the ordinary actually happened.
|Artmitage "Tunnel" has long since been opened out.|
That said, we have a family member who rings us to check we are OK if blog updates don't happen regularly, so even on "nothing much happened" days, the blog still serve a purpose for us.
|Someone should walk ahead to stop boats entering the other end, as you can't pass.|
|Single parent (?) at our overnight mooring|
But this was a "nothing much happened day", and apart from a few delays around Fradley Junction, when boats were queuing for the locks we just made very good progress, exceeding expectations.
|Fabulous floral display while walking to the pub.|
Hopwas to Weston on Trent
Miles: 24.4, Locks: 7
Total Miles: 125.9, Total Locks: 60