Day : Tuesday
Date : 30 July 2019
Start : 0845
Finish : 1530 Wightwick
Yesterday evening at sunset looking south down the canal there was what looked like a very wide base to a rainbow going up into the sky, the photo doesn't do it justice. At about 10 o'clock it started to rain, I am pleased to say my fears about the road noise were unfounded and all was quiet overnight.
This morning surprising we woke to sunshine but it didn't last, a few short showers before we stopped for water at Autherley Junction, but once on the Staffs and Worcester Canal it rained with the vengeance.
We stopped for a longish lunch in the rain above Compton Lock and when it eased we set off again, but it tricked up and by the time we were going down in Compton Lock it was throwing it down and has been ever since. We had planned to moor on the 48hr visitor moorings, but with 2 boats in the middle of the mooring there is no room for us, so back through the bridge and moor there for the night.
We have seen a few of the ex-working boats making their way home from the Audlem boat gathering.
10 Miles 4 Locks in 5 hours