At last! We decided that we had sat in the marina for far too long without moving. Our neighbours in 'Sanity Again' moved off on their continuing travels this morning and with the weather forecast promising dry conditions for the next few days we thought to take the chance.
After a short trip into town for some provisions we filled with water and had a bit of a tidy around to preparing the boat for movement. Just as we thought we would get going...... it started to rain. Just that horrible mizzel which makes you darn cold but doesn't really get you wet. The kettle was put on for a cup of coffee to see if it would stop.
It duly did stop so before we could change our minds we slipped the ropes and took off.
Our path took us east along the Trent & Mersey, new territory for Lyra, as on our last trip out we missed this section of canal and took the route through Birmingham instead.
There are some lovely places to moor along this part of the canal as it passes very close to the River Trent giving some great views.
We don't know how long we will stay out, it all depends on the weather, maybe 2-4 days.