Friday, 19 November 2010

Hack Green to Gnosall

Last Tuesday dawned cold & frosty & we were off at 8am to tackle the Audlem locks. It was a very pleasant day, the sun shone & we worked the locks like a well oiled machine ;-) stopping an hour for lunch & a half hour or so to pick up some windfall wood,  we eventually moored up in Market Drayton at 3.30pm.

Free range hens at Adderley Locks, their eggs are for sale, money in an honesty box. 
Very nice they were too...

 Whilst in Market Drayton Keith from Wilson's came to fit our back cover, we had thought we'd get a phone call to cancel as the weather on the day was wild, wet & windy but he managed to do it & we are very pleased with it.

Tyrley Locks

A frosty morning

Woodeaves Cutting

Monday morning & time to move on, another longish  (for us) cruising day, setting off at 8.30am & mooring up on the visitor moorings opposite the wharf in Norbury at 3.30pm. The mooring was handy for the services, which must be the smartest we have yet used & spotlessly clean.
 We only intended to stay overnight which was just as well as we were 'on the shelf' which Poppy banged against every time we moved about the boat, luckily there wasn't  much passing traffic so it wasn't too bad.

We moved across onto the wharf on Tuesday morning  to fill up with diesel ( 61.9p domestic) & stock up on coal so with everything filled or emptied accordingly we set off on another cold, frosty morning the short cruise to our current mooring in Gnosall. 

 There is a couple of convenience stores here but we need to do a good stock up of the food cupboards so I have done a Tesco online shop to be delivered on Monday in Wheaton Aston. Hopefully it will go according to plan, I know some of my fellow bloggers do it on a regular basis & it'll be nice to save all that carrying.

  Yesterday was chores day, with me doing the washing & Mark sawing the wood we'd collected so today it's take it easy with a game of scrabble & catch up with the blog between goes. Just the job on a cold & foggy day.

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