We have had a couple of easy days, travelling through Market Drayton, on Monday, where we both took on water and dumped the rubbish. Low water pressure dictates a fairly long stop here. Pic shows Chance and Niamh ‘breasted’ up waiting for a water point.
We passed a famous old butty ‘Saturn’ on our way towards Tyrley locks. These rare moments are quite often a great highlight during our travels.
Niamh and Chance waiting to go up the five Tyrley locks. The approach to these locks are in a sandstone cutting covered by a tunnel of trees (always very damp!)
A couple of pictures of the Woodseaves Cutting – cut through solid rock and sometimes prone to the occasional landslip!
Last night (Mon) we moored at Goldstone Wharf and went for a meal in the Wharf Tavern after having drinks on the back of nb Niamh.
Today (Tuesday) another cutting – this time Grub Street cutting. This one is a mile long and, in some places, 80 feet deep – hence this double arched bridge carrying the A519.
Just after lunch we arrived at Norbury Junction and went for a pint in the afternoon at the Junction Inn. Tonight we shall stay here before travelling onto Brewood tomorrow.