Woke to a very pleasant morning and set off at 1030, The Trent is contained within its bank now which is just as well as it has to pass under the canal. One of the canal side properties as you enter Rugley has a large covered swimming pool, if you have ever boated this route will have certainly noticed it, what was unusual today was that it was being used as a motorbike garage. We stopped in Rugley at Tesco to top up with non perishables as its a very short distance from the canal to the shop. Just as we were about to leave the CRT boat checker came by on his bike, when I saw him later loading his bike into a CRT van he told me had just ridden 30K recording boats. As you approach The Ashwood Boat club there are two gardens where they keep birds of pray, today one of them was sitting out on the lawn. I’m not sure what it is, but its big.
Back to the marina we stopped of at the service pontoon for a pumpout before returning to our berth the end of another trip.
This screen shot from MotionX GPS shows our route through the marina marked up in blue, it clearly shows the spur to the service pontoon then under the bridge and into our slot. If you fancy looking closer then just go to http://gps.motionx.com/maps/44d79d9547cd034c84e5aef39051b56a
Tomorrow we drive home.