Saturday 7th May, 2016 at Streethay, near Lichfield.
This is the best time of the year to hear the dawn chorus. M was keen to hear it in all its glory and, being totally mad, got up at 4:15 and sat on the stern deck with a cup of tea as dawn broke.
It was a little cloudy, so there was no clear sunrise but M is resolved to do it again another day when a clear sky is forecast.
Note: R did not arise for this experience but M did record it on her phone so he could listen to it from the comfort of his bed!
This is a lovely mooring and we will make a point of stopping here whenever we pass through.
We arranged to meet her and soon saw her walking on the towpath with her dog Ruftie.
Today: 7 miles, 3 locks and 3.7 hours.
Trip: 24 miles, 7 locks and 12.5 hours.