April 12th 2012 A Locking good day

It was raining as we pulled away this morning. Our first stop was the boatyard a few hundred yards ahead, we needed to top the diesel tank up and whilst there we bought some kindling. It continued to rain  as we made our way to the first of what would be twenty locks today. By the time we reached Adderley top lock it had stopped raining and the sun was making a welcome appearance. Sheila took the opportunity to top up our meat supplies at the very good farm shop at the top lock.  It didn’t take too long to clear the five locks in this flight. The sun continued to shine as we headed for the fifteen locks at Audlem. It took over two and a half hours to clear these fifteen locks and we moored about a quarter of a mile past the bottom lock. The mooring has a great view across the valley. We had a lovely evening in glorious sunshine just enjoying the view.

Today 7 miles     20 locks

Adderley Lock side stall leading to a very good farm shop

View from our overnight mooring at Audlem

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