Even the gazanias have opened to have a look.
We set off around 8.30 this morning to takle the fifteen locks at Audlem. These all have a fierce outfall just below the lock which can make manoeuvring the boat difficult. As we were descending the flight the problem is less severe.
Alongside one lock is this barrel-topped stable block. The roof is corrugated iron but may have originally been another material.
A couple of miles beyond the Audlem flight is the Coole Pilate Leisure Area where we moored for the night and had our first BBQ of the year. Although we were first to stop there were seven boats by nightfall.
But what a nightfall!