Monday, August 29, 2011

Down The Audlem Flight

NB Bendigedig on the Audlem Flight
Today we left about eleven o'clock as we hoped to meet some boats coming up the Audlem Flight as we went down the flight. We met a few boats but had to turn quite a few locks  as few boats were coming up. It's quite cold today.......what happened to Summer? The evenings are getting darker earlier too.........winter's coming.

We stopped after lock 12 in the only space as the rest of the mooring is taken up by trading boats including 'The Cheese Boat'. I popped to the Coop to get fresh fresh and milk before we finally could get on the water point by 'The Shroppie Fly'. It's awkward because as soon as it becomes free a boat coming up the lock fills it, as well as only being room for one boat to get through because of a boat moored against another.......double parked!

Soon we were full with water and  had just three more locks to do before we finished the Audlem flight of locks. At the bottom lock a lady was selling fruit and vegetables so I bought some tomatoes on the vine and some big potatoes for baking. She also sells meat, sausages and free range eggs but we didn't need any today.

Back on the boat it's a short cruise to Coole Pilate where we moored up. As usual the boats are all spaced out with less than a boat length between them. It's windy and cold typical Bank Holiday Monday weather.

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