Day 12: Moored at Pelsall Works Bridge
Our second day here was a fine, often sunny day.I walked over the north common to photograph the flowers seen on my jog yesterday.
Wild lupins add to the countryside
Down at the festival field, there were some historic cars. This one caught my eye!
There were a number of historic working boats in the Cannock Extension Canal.
I had a wander and spoke to the skipper on nb Swallow – he was running it's engine, a National 2DM, the fore-runner to the Lister 2JP.
A National 2DM in it's engine room
At the beer tent, I met boaters in the Allen Register (the Society for owners of Les Allen boats). One of them had vivid memories of our boat when originally built – more of that in a future 'history' blog when the details are recorded.
Stern counter of a Les Allen boat - note the round tiller cap!