Not quite as warm this morning when we set of at ten past ten, needless to say as soon as I moved out to go passed the boat ahead another boat came through the bridge hole. Just the other side of the bridge was moored Wrens Nest a fellow blogger so we stopped for a chat until another boat came up behind us forcing us to move on. The diesel boat “Dexta” at Taff Bridge is now charging 65p/lt for diesel, if we weren’t coming up the slipway tomorrow I would have filled up, but I felt it better to have the backend as light as possible.
Beside the river Trent there is quite a bit of equipment in the field and it looks as if they are drilling under the river to install a new water main, there is what looks like a temporary plastic one crossing the river on a bridge. Mid stream in the river it looks as if the old one has ruptured and is blowing up through the river bed.
We moored up in Rugeley for a while, first to do a bit of shopping followed by lunch and then to complete the town sight seeing tour. Last time we stopped we picked a leaflet up from the library that listed places of interest and a map, but last time was winter and the weather was horrible, today was a lot more like summer, just a bit of breeze to chill things when exposed. Rugeley is quite an interesting place and the walk was well worth while, it even took us into Weatherspoons, but somehow I didn’t get as far as the bar, just the stained glass.
We left Rugeley about quarter past three to make our way back to our marina for the night. This shed on the outskirts of Rugeley is getting worse, it almost makes me proud of my old shed with holes in the back.
There was surprising little traffic about this afternoon and the moorings at Handsacre where almost empty with only one boat there. Once back in the marina we made our way to out new mooring, this one is only just through the bridge into the small second basin and we hope it will be more sheltered than the old one.
Today’s Journey about 9 miles in about 3½ hour and no map as it didn’t start tracking until we left Rugeley.