Tuesday 9th July, 2013 at Brewood.
Another glorious day. It's such a joy to wake up with the sun streaming in the windows and the birds singing!
Our friends Mick and Jackie on "Zodiak" were on their way south after an epic trip all the way to Lancaster, the furthest north-westerly point on the canal network. They have been a great help to us, not only during our research but also when we first started sailing MM. They were kind enough to come and give us a hand on a number of occasions, and we have always wanted to get "Zodiak", "Many Meetings", and the four, of us all together.
R received a text from Mick to say that they were just two miles away, so we walked down past the lock and along to the next bridge to watch out for them. It was so good to see them again!
When teatime came, there was great amusement to find that M and Jackie were wearing identical pinnies! Very appropriate, as it was Jackie who had given M the matching pinny!
We had a lovely evening and very good food, ending up back on "Zodiak" for hot chocolate and some Cadbury's Whole Nut. We also had a chance to see some of Jackie and Mick's photos from their travels. Liverpool was apparently fantastic, something for us to look forward to another year.
Today: 3 miles, 0 locks and 1.8 hours.
Trip: 207 miles, 179 locks and 169.6 hours.