We found the trains rather noisy last night, something we are not use to. This morning the batteries were definitely looking just a little bit better, only 0.2 volts for the same amount of power used, bit its going the right way .
Setting off at 10am we didn’t travel far before stopping to look round Kings Orchard marina as a possible mooring for later in the year, while we were there we topped up with diesel at 80p lt. At the moment they only have one vacancy for a boat our length but loads of new moorings for 50ft boat that will open soon. I am not sure they will find enough 50ft boats to fill them.
After leaving the marina we continued on to Fradley Junction where we turned left opposite The Swan onto the Trent and Mersey Canal. After climbing the two locks which were both against us we did something we don’t normally do and pulled over for lunch. Needles to say when we set off again it was raining, but it didn’t last long and we were treated to a fine rainbow.
One more lock and it wasn’t long before we were at Kings Bromley Marina, so we called in there for a look round as well, this is a much bigger marina but the prices are very similar. So we will wait until later in the year before deciding.
After leaving the marina we carried on along the Trent and Mersey through Armitage the home of toilets, through the tunnel which like Fenny Compton tunnel has had the top taken off to moor for the night at Rugeley opposite Hawkesyard Estate which houses Hawkesyard Priory at about 4-30pm. just before the rain started again.