Author Archives: Norwyn & Sheila

August 23rd 2012 About turn

It was overcast but nice this morning as we pulled away from our moorings outside the Cheshire cat pub. A few hundred yards later and we winded (turned the boat round) just before bridge 121. It was a steady pace as there are a lot of moored boats along this part of the canal. Once […]

August 22nd 2012 Chester

Today we caught the bus into Chester. Never having been to Chester before we were pleasantly surprised what a lovely city it is. Sheila made good use of the shops by buying a new handbag and a Pandora bead for her bracelet. We had lunch, did some more shopping then walked back to Shell Bell […]

August 21st 2012 An early start

As the heading suggests it was an early start for us today. It was around 06:45 when we set off from our overnight mooring, we stopped on the service block near Nantwich Marina and topped the water tank and emptied the loo tank. Then we were on our way. We had a lovely cruise down […]

August 20th 2012 Lunch in Nantwich

A short cruise for us today, we had decided to go to Nantwich and and moor for the day. It was a glorious, bright and sunny and we soon came to the two Hack Green locks – a test for the first mates injured arm; a test passed with flying colours. After a little over […]

August 19th 2012 Sheila has a fall !!!!!

We set off this morning in lovely warm conditions with no wind. Our first stop was only a few hundred yards away at the service staion where we topped the water tank and dumped the rubbish. Once done we set off again making our way to the five Adderley locks. By the time we reached […]

August 18th 2012 Market Drayton

]We moored last night at Norbury Junction and with no signal we were unable to blog. Today we have had a gentle cruise to Market Drayton. With rows of moored boats on route the average cruise speed was reduced. Also on route there were some narrow cuttings and with a lot of boats about we […]

August 16th 2012 Onto the Shroppie

Although windy it was nice and bright when we set off this morning. We were soon through the three locks leading into Gailey. The weather remained good and we made good progress. We had to wait for NB Nomad at the entrance to the narrows and then had to wait half way through for another […]

August 15th 2012 Wet Again

It was a lovely morning when we raised from our slumbers, bright and sunny but the weather forcasters had predicted a wet and windy day. After deciding not to sit tight at Tixall for another day we set off; our destination was Gailey. The weather held as we made our way through Acton Trussell. By […]

August 14th 2012 Glorious sunshine

What a glorious morning we woke to. It was sunny and warm. Leaving Handsacre this morning we followed another boat through the narrows and had a steady cruise to Rugley were we moored neat bridge 65 and headed for Morrisons to top up the food supplys. Leaving Rugley after lunch we set off for great […]

AUGUST 13TH 2012 Slow cruise to Handsacre

A slow start today; leaving Branston around 09:30 we made steady progress although the weather was not great – no rain but overcast and breezy. The river section before Alrewas was a lot calmer than our last trip when it was just coming out of flood. Fradley junction was busy and we stopped on the […]