We carried on cruising as by some miracle it was actually dry today, tomorrow doesn't look too bad either but then Wednesday and Thursday look horrible. The Shropshire Union is much quieter at this time of year, we would have had no problems mooring anywhere we wanted, not something you can do in the summer. We moored for the night at Gnosall, a place which has at least two things to recommend it, a shop which sells cheap, good cakes and a butchers which sells nice pies so it is a trip to the shops tomorrow before we leave.
Today's journey 12.8 miles, 1 lock and tunnel.
So far this year we have travelled 232 miles, 138 locks, 5 swing bridges and 6 tunnels
In 2011 we travelled 461.4 miles, 444 locks, 3 swing bridges, 34 lift bridges and 15 tunnels
During 2010 we travelled 740.3 miles, 642 locks, 53 swing bridges, 4 lift bridges and 25 tunnels
Since Ray retired we have travelled 1433.7 miles, 1224 locks, 61 swing bridges, 38 lift bridges and 46 tunnels