It was raining this morning, so we watched the radar and waited till it stopped at about eleven before setting out. We lucked out. There were bands of rain on either side of us all day, but it stayed dry on the Staffs and Worcs. The locks are fairly evenly spaced out on this stretch of canal. We did seven of them today, with reasonable gaps in between. We were faced with a decision in the late afternoon, either to turn onto the Stourbridge Canal towards Birmingham, or stay on the Staffs and Worcester, skirting Birmingham and the Black Country to the west. We opted to stay on the Staffs and Worcs. There are fewer locks and nicer countryside, and in a couple of days we will get to a stretch of canal we haven’t visited before.
No pictures today. I left the camera inside due to the threat of rain that never happened.