As we approached the first lock at Wheelock which as expected was against us it started to hail, so much for the nice day. The reason I said expected was that lots of boats overnight at Wheelock and then carry on the next morning so it was inevitable that there would be boats just ahead, then our luck changed with a boat coming down the next lock. They had left Rode Heath early to try and take advantage of the good weather. The day continued like this, some locks against us, some for us, with rain and hail showers.
Looking through the bridge arch on the right is where Thurlwood Steel Lock use to be situated, its a pity there is not an interpretation board here to tell people what use to stand here.
We only went a short way past this before mooring at Rode Heath, we have never stopped here before and want to try the pub.