Engine:5.8h Miles:9.5 Locks:9Bright sunny start. Up and breakfasted in good time.
Watered up at Park Lane Services. Esso garage visible from Bridge 31. Possible grocery source?
Met a boat coming up Hazlehurst Locks so all set for us!
Arrived Froghall 13:30 for lunch.
Churnett Valley very beautiful but canal very narrow and twisty for much of the way - the helm is never bored!
Part of the way we join the river itself - lots of space beside and below the boat - quite a different feeling.
Crew (Andrew) employed on voyage with scraping and painting the bows.
Beautiful sunny day and a top mooring opposite the pub. Definite advantage of having a shorter boat which can squeeze into small lengths!
|The final tunnel - too low for us...|
Nice meal and beer at the pub. Free range chickens wandering around the pub garden and occasionally indoors. Wide range of beers and ciders.
|Another top mooring!|