Time flies, when you are having fun. Especially when one has another couple of meetings.
The first ones I met were Pat and Stephen, just before Acton Trussel. No need to mention that it was very late when I went to bed. Or to state the amount of wine…
Luckily these ones all stayed at the non-towpath side.
Next one was Penkridge. When I came back from my shopping trip to Cannock, Spindrift was moored in front of me.
Bernie and William had noticed a blues night on the Friday in The Boat. Since that was what it was, Friday, we went to the pub. I noticed the sign as well.
But in the pub nothing seemed to be going on.
I walked outside to have another look at the sign. Yes, it was on Friday… the 2nd of September!
After Penkridge and Gailey my next stop was Coven. Who moored in front of me? Dave and Sheila, on Shuffle Hop Two. We once met them cruising towards Stone, and ending up being thrown out of the pub as the last ones…
This time we (kind of) behaved.
From there it was an easy run to Brewood. Since the weather forecast predicted 35°C, and I was perfectly moored in the shade, I phoned CRT and asked if I could overstay.
I didn’t think doing locks and mooring up on my own in 35°C was a wise thing to do.
It was the perfect place for visitors from Holland: Anita and Arie. Of course we ended up in the pub. This time for a meal as well.
At Brewood I also had a kind of visit of a kingfisher, so I managed to take my first ever picture of a kingfisher.
Nothing important really happened, until I moored up at the bottom of Adderley Locks.
Thank God, oh no, Andy and Christine, for not painting WRT red… I just could imagine him on the next picture, going back to the end of the field, start running, and jump…
Then it was time for meeting Pam and Ian again: the Audlem Flight.
Moored up between lock 13 and 12. Was having a cigarette in the well deck, looked left and could not believe my eyes: a box with just the right amount of runner beans for a meal! Thank you!
And here I am, at Coole Pilate again. Touched up rusty spots, yesterday, and are making bread today, as well as doing the laundry.
It’s dark, when I go to bed, and it is almost still dark when I get up. We’re going towards winter. The geese know that as well.