Busy, busy, busy. We got going early but still 3 or 4 boats zoomed off before us. Down thru Colwich lock after taking our turn and on to Rugeley. A very fraught day with high winds and us in low morale – the boat seemed unhappy with problems of shallow waters plus stuff round the prop. So we weren’t happy either. We got very fed up and oncoming boaters every 5 minutes didn’t help. Not a good day. We got very dispirited. But by the time we got to Fradley junction – the site of a major confluence and usually hours of waiting, we were ushered straight into the two locks by the smiling volunteers, no waiting at all! A right angled turn and we were back on the Coventry canal – hurrah. Viv loves this canal as it very scenic, well, some of it is. We moored just an inch beyond the junction last time but this wasn’t good – lots of flies and people. So we chugged on, so 2 hours more, to Huddlesford and the Plough. A good mooring and some well deserved beer.