Saturday, 9 August 2008

Audlem in the rain.

10 locks, 1 Mile. Now moored at Audlem Mill.

Despite the weather forecast we set off about 8.30 in dry overcast conditions but we had only gone down 2 locks when it started to drizzle, so much for "Red sky at night ,shepherd's delight". Unfortunately the locks were all set against us so progress was slow. We did meet a couple of boats going in the opposite direction in the flight but it has been generally quiet.

The fruit and vegetable box at lock 9 was up and running with cooking apples, marrows and some rather large zucchini's. There were also a few posies' of flowers. As the apples were a good size we purchased a bag of 3 apples for 50p, all we have to do now is find some blackberries for a crumble or pie, yummy, can't wait.

By the time we reached Audlem it was raining quite heavily and we were starting to get rather sodden so we pulled in by the Mill and called it quits for the day. If the weather improves later we will wander off into town for a visit.

A big hello again to Mark and Mandy from Nb Marala who we briefly spoke to a few days ago.  Thanks for the email and photo of your greyhound Clint on the back of the boat.

1396 locks, 2005 miles, 45 Tunnels, 42 swing bridges and 19 lift bridges since Nov 2006

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