I took Peter and my bearded one out for their early morning walk to Shugborough Hall estate because I wanted to show them all the squirrels. I am afraid I failed again today, I chased a couple but the little critters climb trees, they know I can’t do that, it really pisses me off. It was however a lovely day and although the sun was struggling to break through the clouds, it was dry and calm, so I was happy.
We ascended our first lock today and turned. Left towards Wolverhampton on our way to Penkridge. The first feature of this stretch of waterway Tixall Wide, a large lake like area, very popular with fishermen (and fisherwomen). It was here that we arrived at the second lock to discover that there was a team of Canal and River Trust attempting to repair the lock that had a jammed paddle door.
This took about an hour as we watched the proceedings but it was a nice day and very pleasant surroundings.
The rest of the day was a gentle and pretty cruise with mild cloudy weather. There were four locks to negotiate to arrive at Penkridge, a distance of maybe 10 miles. I got lots of walks. The weather forecast said that it would rain at 4:00pm our eta Penkridge was 5:00 pm. The forecast was correct and we arrived at Penkridge right outside The Boat pub for our mooring and overnight stay, slightly wet.
This is where they had supper. I stayed in my long kennel on guard. I got one of those chews tied up to look like a bone, it looks and tastes like cardboard. I enjoyed it. My photos today the Boat pub at Penkridge and the work going on at the lock at Tixall Wide
Love Douglas x