As our route brought us towards the Trent and Mersey Canal, we were thrilled to see a Heron in flight. It briefly perched in a tree, before setting off on its way again, a treat to see.
We followed the canal under a handful of bridges meeting cyclists and dog-walkers along the way, until we reached Swarkestone lock. There we met a couple of narrowboaters about to enter the lock, and offered a helping hand. This was gratefully accepted and we helped with opening and closing the gates before waving them off on their journey.
We are Dan & Mary-Ann Griffin. Husband and Wife. Parents to Isabelle & James.