After doing the shopping in Penkeridge we decided not to stay here but to carry on and get a mooring out in the country for tonight.
The day was slightly overcast, but with a warm wind, I believe it's coming up from Spain or somewhere nice and warm which makes a change from the cold blasts we've been having lately. The canal continues on its lazy way with the tranquillity only broken where it runs alongside the M6 for a short way. It's good to be reminded of the things we don't miss about the other world out there.
We found our calm spot for the night, but it came with a comedy moment when a group of young kids came along getting their first taste of canoeing. I think the instructors need a bravery medal.