Friday 4th November 2016
Up quite early, too cold to hang around, we dressed in our wet gear, as the weather forecast was rain, even though it looks as though it was going to be sunny. A quick breakfast, then we were away.
Today we have the Wolverhampton locks, in this flight there are 21, the good news is they are small locks, the bad news is we are going down, so apart from shutting the first lock gate, Geoff is trapped in the boat, as he could not get back on board otherwise, but we managed them well, it took us three and a half hours, which is not bad, consideringthey all had to be unlocked and then locked again, and most of them were empty to start with.
I should have made sandwiches before we started, because we were both getting hungry, but a couple of chocolate biscuits saved the day, I then made cheese sandwiches when we finished.
We stopped for diesel, and a little water, then travelled onto Brewood, where we stopped for the night.
After hot showers, we got dressed up and went to the pub The BridgeInn, it was heaving, and we couldn’t get a drink, let alone a seat, but gradually it emptied out, and we found a table ordered our dinner, sat down and had a couple of drinks, lovely evening.