We just had the 3 Smethwick locks ahead of us and a long cruise down to King's Norton and onto the North Stratford again. We would have preferred to go down Farmer's Bridge locks and then to the Grand Union, but they are working on the locks and they are closed.
So with no locks to do and after a quick stop to collect some holly, yew and ivy, the inside of Tacet is now looking Christmassy.
Then feeling inspired and festive myself I made mince pies too.
ready for the oven
and ready to eat! Yum
15 miles, 3 locks