We had a fuel stop at the boat yard near the water tap and bought some coal too. We then filled up with water, used the sanitary station and got rid of the rubbish. Ben and I then started our morning walk which proved to be very muddy and boggy alongside Betton Wood. The forecast rain came in the early hours so we walked in sunshine as far as Adderley Locks where we stopped for a short time.It rained when we stopped but it didn't last long. We planned to stay overnight but realised it could be a noisy night with the Shroppie shelf. Every time a boat went past we banged and crashed and ended up on the shelf even with the long fenders between the shelf and the boat -so we moved.
Adderley Locks were against us but at least there were only five. The top lock provided some goodies in the form of fresh scones. There was also fruit pies, fresh bread and free range eggs. They are definitely free range with hens running around on the lock side. The lady operates the stall with an honesty box and she told me she'd been having troubles with people basically taking everything on the stall or putting in pennies and taking what they like. Once down the locks we continued our cruise stopping two locks down the Audlem Flight at Coxbank. Here we could moor next to the piled bank which means a much quieter night.