Having enjoyed Andy's cruise log of his recent trip on the Caldon I really need to get a catchup on what we have been doing.
Due to family stuff we have been remote from Waterlily for a while which will soon be addressed. Our last trip was a service visit to Shobnall. They are one of the friendliest near us and it makes for a nice trip out and back.
On our way into the village we passed Bruce waiting above Bagnall lock.
We had a really nice trip out stopping at Alrewas for food - it is so good to have the pick of the moorings this time of year.
We did get a real deluge on leaving Burton which allowed me to get the benefit of my tiller brolly holder.
We hunkered down at Branston and 'enjoyed' watching those few boats pass in the heavy rain - come on don't pretend you have not enjoyed that smug feeling?
Next days was once again bright sunshine and a deep joy to be moving on empty canals back to our mooring.