We were last here on the 4th of March, and didn’t think we would be back here so soon. It’s only a short stretch on the T&M until we get to Fradley junction and the Coventry canal, where we will be turning. Today is my 61st birthday so forgive me if there are any spelling mistakes, but we have shared a bottle of my favourite wine in celebration, accompanying home cooked fish and chips (I forgot to add the veg even before the wine came out!).
We set off from Acton Trussell reasonably early, and decided we wouldn’t stop and visit Stafford after all (hubby was pulling faces at the prospect of a shopping experience!), so headed for Great Haywood instead. It was a better day than yesterday anyway, and the sun as shining.
The journey was uneventful although Tixall lock became busy as we approached.
After the lock at Tixall the canal proceeds through a very attractive setting and opens out into a wide expance of water. There are various views on how this came about. One being it’s a natural lake.
Great Haywood was just beyond so we wanted to get through the junction and moor if possible just beyond as Shugborough Hall is beckoning tomorrow. We promised a visit if we ever passed this way again.
We have reached our destination for today. I have had many birthday wishes and a few cards. I have decided my birthday meal will be at The Plum Pudding brasserie in Armitage, so will be a bit belated but hopefully worth it as it has good reviews and is right by the canal (and is Italian, and we do like a good Italian).