Retrospective post for Wednesday 30th July.
|Gailey - Cath gets in the ice creams.|
|Going well at this stage.|
|But 10 minutes later, wet boy and waterlogged camera.|
I was quickly out, with nothing more of me than my pride damaged, (there was an inevitable bunch of construction workers who watched the whole performance). However my thoughts that I had got away with it were quickly dashed when I realised I was wearing our best Canon Ixus camera on my belt. It was full of water, and the prognosis didn't look good!
We had decided initially to stop somewhere near Penkridge or Teddesley, but (despite the ducking!), our progress was good enough to carry on past Acton Trussell, (which always sounds to me like the place referred to by Hinge and Bracket). however we didn't wish to get caught up in the environs of Stafford with its many road bridges and railway lines, and as the railway also follows the canal for miles after Stafford, we stopped short at an idyllic spot just below Deptmore lock. Once again food was cooked and eaten al fresco, in very relaxing style. The camera most certainly was not working!
Brewood to Deptmore Lock (Staffs & Worcs)
Miles: 0 (Chalice), 20.4 (Sickle), Locks:12
Total Miles: 321.7, Locks: 181