Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Audlem to Adderley

Monday 23rd November

We were up fairly early and I took Dudley out whilst James finished off setting up his workshop and was ready to start work by 8:30am. When I got back I was busy in the kitchen, lasagne for dinner along with banoffee pie (to use up the bananas) and millionaires shortbread to go with coffee later, between us we had a really productive morning.

LJ at Audlem
After an early lunch we set off at 12:15pm and tackled the remaining 12 locks up the Audlem flight. A boat must have set off from the next visitor moorings as the first lock was empty but the next few full and no one had past us this morning, these locks really leak so they would have been empty. We passed a hire boat coming down, a couple from New Zealand out for two weeks and really enjoying it, this meant the next few locks would be empty too. A couple out for a walk (with a windlass) set two of the full locks for us so that really helped us along and then the final two and we were at the top. We continued on and moored at the bottom of Adderley locks.

Looking quite wintery now

Moored at Adderley - no cows for Dudley to watch this time
2.5 miles and 12 locks

688 miles and 544 locks

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