We are away, finally.. We set of on Wednesday 9th May 2016 from Pillings Lock with really fine weather. We are heading up to Trent Lock, onto the Trent and Mersey canal. We have gone through to Shardow and heading towards Burton on Trent.
All systems are working perfectly, as expected, with a small problem with fenders catching and pulling at locks. We have even lost two, which have been replaced, by the rope being cut as they were too long. The moral of this story is keep your fender above the metal fend off strip, as any concrete will just slice any rope one this strip like a knife.
Weather has been brilliant until today Tuesday where the heavens have opened. We managed to start early so we have made good progress to Burton on Trent.
Will keep you up to date with the next section, to where we are heading for Fazley on the Coventry Canal, to see a floating Market.