Today was supposed to be a short day as we were meeting our friend Gilly for lunch, who was in Nottingham taking her son & his friend to summer camp. The only problem was that the camping boats ‘Collingwood’ with the butty ‘Ash’, Camping Afloat run by BCBS Ltd got the jump of us and about half a dozen others and there were queues at all the locks down to Penkridge.
We decided to stop before Filance lock and walk down to the pub as Gilly had arrived. It was great to catch up with her as she lives in Scotland now and we haven’t seen each other for ages. We had a good lunch and had to say goodbye at 3 as she had to go and collect the boys.