I wanted to put some pictures here but blogger.com is broken yet again!
Tomorrow the forecast is for heavy rain all day and we dont travel in heavy rain. So we pushed ahead today so that we can still reach home on Tuesday. After leaving our mooring just before 9am we had a straightforward journey back south on the Trent & Mersey. We had no major hold-ups though the canal was fairly busy. At 5 of the 6 locks there was no need to close the lock gates on leaving as there were boats waiting to ascend.
Several of the boats we met were hirers on their first full day. One sad group had moored their boat and were waiting for the boatyard to pick them up - they had given up because they couldn't manage to steer the boat. The guy explaied that we had 30 years experiencing of driving a car but the boat really was something quite different!
After 5 hours 45 minutes on the move we moored out in the countryside just before Rugeley.