The end was in sight! The last leg (22 miles and 2 locks) of our 130 mile journey to Norbury Junction from Foxton, and their annual festival was all that remained.
Drying out after a drenching. The boats needed a good wash!
So we set off from Calf Heath to get through Coven and onto the Shropshire Union Canal.
This garden had 2 of these cart wheel seats ~ lovely design I thought
Coven was busy with moored boats, probably all heading in the direction of Norbury as well.
One trader we passed was the Jam Butty ~ how cute is this butty!
Pendeford Rockin ~ a narrow cutting half a mile long cut through sandstone and shallow!
The junction on the right in the distance will take us onto the Shropshire Union Canal
The Autherley Junction signpost ~ straight on for Stourport and right for the Shropshire Union and Chester
Dangling precariously midstream, I wait for Richard to set the lock for our passage onto the 'Shroppie'
This must have been rubbish if you had no crew in the early days, as the butty steerer has no chance of getting off before the lock. No matter, I waited patiently and hoped no one was waterskiing on the main canal to bisect the butty!
Linked back together, Richard tows me through the array of hire boats moored
Signpost every mile along this canal ~ very useful
We moored up after the M54 motorway bridge but before the proper visitor moorings before the village of Brewood. Much painting was done the next day, to try to get Echoes looking smart for the show.....