Tuesday, 22 May 2007

Near Brewood (pronounced Brood!)

Such a lovely day. We set off at 0545 with all the locks against us until we got to Lock 12 when we met the first of two boats coming up. The whole flight was done in 3 1/4 hours. Not a record, but good enough for us. The butty wagon was not open at Lock 11 so we had to do without breakfast.
Lots of fun at Autherley Junction, two hire boats coming south, another coming out of the lock and David trying to take this photograph of the heron before it got frightened off. I ended up locking both hire boats through the lock before we could get through.
We noticed that the Shropshire Union Canal Society have been very busy since our last visit here. There were new moorings made just after the junction and another set between bridges 7 and 8 which is one of our favourite spots around here. Thank you SUCS you are stars.
So by 1030 we were moored up in the sunshine with about 6 other boats.

A card for a party animal. The stamp is Australian and although you cannot see it in the picture the stripy bit is mounted onto a white card. The stripy card was recycled from a birthday card that David received.

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