Thursday 3rd September – Day 87
A series of short hops today, from Handsacre to the Ash Tree Inn took just about an hour and we were able to tag along behind two other boats through The Armitage Tunnel saving Joy from walking ahead to make sure it was clear.
We had booked lunch at the Ash Tree to meet up with our friends Linda and Cookie, who moor their boat nearby, to celebrate their 48th wedding anniversary. We were able to moor right alongside the pub and had a decent enough meal with them and enjoyed hearing their news.
We bade them goodbye at 1:30, the sun came out and we travelled on to Rugeley and found a mooring which couldn’t be nearer the town centre. Joy settled down to her on-line art class while I trekked off to do some shopping.
We set off again just after 4:00 and found ourselves a nice mooring for the night at Wolseley Bridge with the River Trent just through the trees.