Friday, 28 April 2017


Lovely hyacinths
 Well in the week since I last wrote we have been making our way southwards. We left Tixal wide on Saturday and made leisurely progress. The weather was good. Warm and sunny. Sat out on the towpath one day. A nearby fisherman gave Paul his left over maggots when he went, so Paul spent a couple of evenings with his rod over the side! Didn't catch anything though.
We can tell spring is here as there is much more green on the trees. We have also seen several lots of ducklings. One a family of 13! Also one lot of moorhen chicks, 3 of those. If only they would stay still long enough for a picture. This was the best I could manage.
Can you spot 8 ducklings, honestly they are there.
This morning we reached the junction with the Shropshire Union, however we stayed on the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal and tonight we are in Compton. We arrived about 3 and have been to the launderette and have just had a meal in The Oddfellow. We have been here before and they do a lovely rotisserie chicken. You can see them cooking from the pub 🍗
Tomorrow we will move on through 2 locks so we can turn round and head back the way we came 🙋

Friday, 21 April 2017

Tixall Wide

 We were back on board on Monday and left the marina on Wednesday. Not moving very far we are now on the Staffordshire and Worcester Canal.
Spending a few days at Tixall. My favourite mooring. The swan nest we can see from our window. Looking the other way is a coot on a nest.
Tomorrow we plan to move on towards Hailey. Just pottering about for a couple of weeks until Paul's 50 RAF reunion at Hereford in early May.
Swan on nest