Saturday 3rd June, 2017 at Compton.
The morning dawned dry, if a little cloudy.
After leaving them, we continued south for a while to get a few more miles under our belts. This 11 mile stretch of the Staffs & Worcs is the summit pound of the canal, which means that all the locks from Great Haywood to here are going up, and all the locks from here right down to Stourport and the River Severn will be going down. We passed the junction with the Wolverhampton flight of locks - 21 locks that lead up towards the centre of Birmingham; a flight that we have not tackled yet as the last time we were here they were closed for emergency maintenance. But we intend to do them one day!
Today: 11 miles, 2 locks and 4.3 hours.
Trip: 32 miles, 15 locks and 15.3 hours.