The wind kept things interesting during todays cruise. We left our Boggs Lock mooring at 08:30, through the lock and FL is in the slow lane with the M6 closely running parallel with the canal for a mile, at Otherton lock the canal diverts northish away from the motorway to the town of Penkridge. We moored before Penkridge lock to use the excellent butchers, bakers and Co-op. From here it was a short run up to Park Gate lock where Sue kept FL in the lock while I visited the adjacent Midland Chandlers for some shackles to fix the new fenders to bow and stern. I also bought an omni directional aerial as our satellite dish rusted away from it's mount making it all but impossible to get a good signal.
We have moored for the night above the affluent village of Acton Trussell adjacent to Ivy House farm.
|The new aerial.|