Today was my last day of driving instead of cruising fo a couple of months at least.
Yesterday we stayed where we were because the weather was so awful, neither of us saw any point in getting soaked through. There were a few hardy, or foolish, folk who went past us. It wasn't just wet, it was windy and quite cold too, weeven lit the fire for a couple of hours.
We set off mid-morning for Audlem, me by car and Ray by boat. I met him at Hack Green locks to help him through there, then drove up to Audlem and walked back down to meet him below the bottom lock. Once we were turned round and facing back the way we had come we rang Barry to arrange to drop the car off.
After that we drove over, spent a pleasant afternoon chatting and drinking coffee, then Barry drove us back to Audlem.
Today's journey 5.3 miles and 2 locks
This year we have travelled 120.7 miles, 92 locks and 13 lift bridges
Since Ray retired we have travelled 859.1 miles, 737 locks, 55 swing bridges, 17 lift bridges and 25 tunnels.