Day : Tuesday
Date : 8 October 2018
Start : 1000
Finish : 1350 Huddlesford Junction
This morning when we got up the sun was shining and we were off at about 10am.
Almost opposite the Plum Pudding there use to be another pub called Spode Cottage, in 2017 it received planning consent to convert it to a 6 bedroom private dwelling, it looks as this work has been carried out because as you can see, it all looks very smart.
It looks as this year has been a good year for fungi from what I
At Woods End Lock we caught up with another boat and so were behind him at each of the three locks, so Diana gave him a hand at the first two. Once we were round to Shadehouse Lock there was a steady stream of boats in each direction so one up and one down. It was here that I learnt a new trick on Swan hearding, there were 4 in lock and Geoff a fellow Blogger from nb.Seyella, had the answer is to get behind them and the splash the canal water over them, if you try to just shoo them, they think you are going to feed them.
I think this raft must belong to the boat yard at Fradley Junction, it looks a better job than the small boat they use to use to cross the cut with. The Swan pub was looking rather splendid in the mid day sun shine.
It was here that we turned down the Coventry canal passing through the swing bridge, the boat ahead had stopped for water and kindly closed the bridge for us. CRT never did get round to putting a lock on it. When we got the A38 road bridge CRT had two boats breasted up, I think they were probably volunteers doing vegetation management, anyway the chap by the tiller waved us by as he was able to see in both directions.
On Sunday I posted a photo of Salt Bridge and the fendering that CRT have erected to protect the edge, in my opinion they should have done the same as they have done at Brookhay Bridge with solid fendering right under the bridge.
We carried on to moor for the night at Huddlesford Junction where we found a nice spot with mooring rings