Friday 19th April ( Good Friday)
We have spent some time in Otherton Marina in Penkridge while we go back to our friends by train to pick our car up and head back to Kent for a week. While in Kent we sell our caravan which has been sitting in storage for about a year. On our return we bring our grandchildren back with us and they spent a week on the boat. We leave the marina and take them out on a short cruise before returning them to Kent and return our car to our friends . We had a busy three weeks with trips to Monkey Forest and various play parks!!
We leave the marina and immediately meet up with the lovely Maggie and Ryan ( and of course Pixal) from Narrowboat Chef who cooked us a lovely meal and we spent great evening with them.
We leave Penkridge and have a lovely Good Friday cruise up to Tixhall Wide, we negotiate the six locks, and meet Narrowboat Ellis (friends from twitter ) on our way North. The M6 motorway crosses the canal at Wood Bank and runs parallel for several miles. The sounds of the motorway soon disappear and we are rewarded with some lovely views.
We moor up at the busy but beautiful Tixhall Wide where we stay for the Easter weekend.