Monday, 7 October 2019

Armitage Monday 7 October 2019

Day : Monday
Date : 7 October 2019
Start : 1000
Finish : 1500 Plum Pudding Armitage

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Just for a change it only rained most of the night off and on and we have had a few showers during the day. The first hour was busy meeting lots of boats, 2 at Colwich Lock. The canal is slightly restricted at the railway bridge above the lock for repairs.DSCF2903

The Trent was quite high all the way down to Rugeley with it just spilling onto the banks in places.

Coming into Rugeley this wee dog was more than happy to stand head and shoulders through the railings to watch the boats go by.DSCF2905

We stopped in Rugeley to do a bit of shopping at Tesco, while Diana was doing that I gave the stern gland packing another slight nip, its dripping slightly faster than I like. Thankfully she wasn't too long but as it was just after mid day we decided to have a bit of lunch before leaving.
On our way again we were only heading to The Plum Pudding at Armitage. We only met one boat during the afternoon and that was Dave who we know just after the bend by The Ashtree Boat Club, I normally meet boat on the bend, but this time it was the straight. We didn't meet anyone in the old tunnel which was handy and have moored right outside the back door of The Plum Pudding. When we arrived it was all shut up, but checking their Facebook page we could see they have changed there opening hours on a Monday and Tuesday to evenings only for food and the bar afternoons and evenings

Today's Journeymap 15 7¼ Miles 1 Locks in 3 hours

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