The pub was closed! Our Nicholson’s canal guide makes mention that the pub amazes the traveller by its very survival situated as it is on a quiet road and hidden from view from the canal. C’est la vie!
We headed off after breakfast for Norbury Junction, a distance of only three and half miles. A telephone call from dear friends inviting us to join them for a pie and a pint in the Junction Inn there at lunch-time was a lovely surprise.
We got to the junction in good time and filled up with diesel and bought more coal before moving onto the visitor moorings. After a quick wash and a change we went off to meet our friends and enjoy their company and the amazing home-made pies that the pub provides.
A large meal at lunch-time ensured we did little else afterwards.