Just past Acton Trussell next stop Great Haywood

Friday, 1 June 2018

Another very humid day but a very pleasant cruise past Acton Trussell where we moored above Deptmore Lock. The only event during the day was a boater having problems with his gearbox who managed to ram a top gate on a lock. Luckily there was no damage done. A similar event this week at lock 4 on the Audlem flight has resulted in a short closure and some heavy Canal & River Trust equipment to sort it out.

This was a trader moored at Penkridge selling coffee and ice creams amongst other things. I was more interested in the bird on the roof.

The stern of Lady Hatherton a classic inspection launch built for the Staffs & Worcs Canal Co in 1898 - details can be found in the Historic Narrow Boat Club.

This is the boat moored ahead of us tonight. It's built by Steve Hudson in a classic style of a traditional working boat and fabulous it looks too. Unfortunately he passed away a few years ago and these boats are no longer being built.

Our mooring tonight in open countryside just above Deptmore lock No 42.