Autumn 09, Calf Heath to Little Onn
Staffs and Worcester and Shropshire Union
Friday 9th October 2009
Index of posts in this series:
1. - Calf Heath to Little Onn - this post
2. - Little Onn to High Offley
3. - High Offley to Wheaton Aston
4. - Wheaton Aston to Calf Heath
14 Miles, 2 Locks, 5 Hours
Stretton Aqueduct was also worth a photo, but by this time the rain was quite heavy and I had little inclination to disembark and negotiate the steep path down to the road.
With autumn in full swing the cuttings above Wheaton Aston were a riot of colour. I paused briefly at the Wheaton Aston service point, but only long enough to jog down the lane and photograph the aqueduct which carries a brook under the canal.
I was making for Little Onn but at 6.30pm, with the light failing, I settled for a secluded mooring in the Ryehill Cutting, near bridge 22. This proved to be a good sheltered spot with deep moorings and a cushion of grass over the armco piling. Time for a beer, a curry and bed whilst the predicted storm passed overhead.
The rain brought some bad news : I now have two windows which leak and the hatch runners also let in water. In spite of the weather at the end of the day, a good start to the trip.