Monday, 25 August 2014

Market Drayton...

Moored up at Market Drayton last night, there's a floating market on so most of the visitor moorings were reserved for trading boats but most were empty. Needed food supplys and ionising water to top up the batteries. A late start today and a few boats going past.

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Gnosall. S.U.C...

Stopping at Gnosall last night, we treated ourselves to fish and chips, not from the pub adjacent to the canal that offers takeaway fish and chips but from the chippy about a mile down the road and £4 cheaper, lovely they were too.
Charlie isn't allowed on the chairs but he always manages to work his way between us.

Trouble at the Junction...

Arriving at Norbury Junction today we made use of the CRT Services filling up and emptying the necessary thing's, then moving onto the diesel point. My high tech fuel gauge (a wooden dipstick) was telling me to fill up. We secured the ropes and Corinne went inside to see what the protocol was for getting fuel. It turns out we help ourselves then pay inside. What we didnt notice was Charlie had decided to take a look around by himself, and being a food monster followed his nose straight in to the cafe, not happy with that he then proceeded into the kitchen, as Corinne was leaving she could here shoo shoo and saw big lump 'Charlie' backing out of the kitchen. Oh dear in trouble again.


Sunday, 17 August 2014

Audlem to Market Drayton...

Twenty locks completed today, thats the fifteen at Audlem and five Adderley.

The house adjacent to lock 1 sells scones and cakes so we treated ourselves, turns out that the farm at Adderley locks were selling the same but half the price. Just my luck!

We've put Market Drayton in the title but have actually stopped for the night just before.

The wind has started to blow pretty hard, hope the surrounding trees can take it.

Wifi and Blogger...

I have never posted a blog on previous trips because of the problems I've had with image sizing, laptop, notepad, nothing worked. I've found out on this trip that posting using my phone works apart from, I can only post two images max, something to do with data levels being exceeded,  but I suppose two images are better than none.

Beeston to Audlem...

Three broad locks and staircase locks completed first thing this morning,  pairing up with some hire boaters made it easier.
Passing Barbridge Inn, it was a lot quieter than the last time we were here, on our return journey we intend to call in for a a meal.
Last two locks of the day at Hack Green.
Moored up in Audlem not far from where we stayed a few weeks ago.

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Late start to Beeston...

Left the marina late yesterday evening for a head start through the broad locks today, managed to get one lock under our belt before mooring up for the night. This morning we woke to total silence. Bliss.

Heading South down the Shroppie this morning.