We had a very good meal in the Plum Pudding last nigh, as you can see we couldn’t have moored any closer. As you can see from the path it was dry over night, last night I swept the water away before we walked down the path to eat.
There was quite a bit of traffic about this morning and I was pleased that we were moored on rings the pull we had from some of the boats going by. We pushed off at 1030 am making our way slowly back to our marina. Someone had kindly organised a fly past for us. I think there was some kind of run along the tow path yesterday as we saw lots of posts with arrows on them which is fine. What is not fine in my opinion is dayglow arrows painted on bridges. These were also painted on trees and on bridge 60 there was also the instructions to “Turn Off” and more arrows. If you know who is responsible I would love to contact them and ask them to clean it off.
Just before we reached King’s Bromley Marina we met Martin again coming the other way. Within 5 minutes we would be turning into the entrance of the Marina, no one watching so round 90° and in through the entrance in one smooth move.
We were packed up quite quickly and on our way just after 1 pm. Just as we were about to turn onto the A38 we decided that we would go to The Plough at Huddlesford for lunch, we had been there 3 time in the past 7 days so why not once more. The place was packed but there was a table for two in the corner of the bar from where I could see right into the kitchen. The down side of this was I thought they were preparing our meals 3 times before they came to our table.
This trip we have done over 290 miles and 182 lock as we covered some of the bits more than once. canalplan.org.uk/ said this would take 147 hours
So that’s it until the next trip folks.