Monday, 20 October 2014

Penkridge to Klara

We pulled the pins around 10:00, at the first lock at Gailey there was a sign asking us to wait while water was flushed down the system. An hour and a coffee later the C&RT guy came wandering back.The problem was paddles on the next lock were left open over night draining the pound of water.

When we finally got going lots of boats were heading our way which made locking easier, some of them had been waiting 3.5 hours, we met the crew from Oakapple at one lock, they will be wintering in Aston Marina so we will hopefully meet up with them again.

We have moored up north of Penkridge alongside friends Roly & Bev from nb Klara, a liaison at the Boat Inn was arranged and an afternoon of real ale and catch up chat ensued... luverly.

Roly & Bev with Sue.

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