Last night after going to bed it rained so every thing was soaked this morning and there was a brisk wind blowing across the basin. As the day progressed the weather improved and turned into a warm afternoon.
We didn't set off until 11 o'clock and by 12 were moored at Brownhills where we did a bit of shopping and filled with water. At 2 pm we were on our way again heading for Pelsall Junction where we were mooring for the night. At Pelsall we made a short diversion down the Cannock Extension Canal. This is a dead straight length of canal that was terminated with the construction of the A5 trunk road. To turn at the end you have to put your bows into the entrance of Canal Transport Services dry dock and they request you pull the boat round by rope so as not to silt the dock entrance. We returned Wyrley and Essington canal and moored just west of the junction. From here it was just a short walk back to The Fingerpost pub where we had all the tables booked for the evening.
To see more information about this trip please go to
Grahams Blog at http://jannock.blogspot.com/2009/08/bcn-explorer-cruise-day-1.html
and Peters Blog at http://nbgecko.blogspot.com/
You will find our latest position at