I was trying, yet again, to photograph Autherley Junction to Bratch Locks on the Staffs. & Worcs. canal in sunny weather.
This day I struck lucky in this and other ways!

I had failed to reach the Awbridge-26, Ebstree-27, and Dimmingsdale-28 Locks by car on previous visits to the area. But today I went to Bratch Locks first and asked directions from the CRT guys there. So it was that I arrived at the Awbridge Lock.

My timing was excellent because there I met the Mundy family from Caerleon, South Wales who were celebrating the 65th birthday a lovely lady of the family by a weekend cruise.

We had a lot of laughs together and it was the perfect end to a visit to canals in surprisingly good weather – who said October was dismal!

Below are some photos I took in their company.

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