Monday, August 20, 2012

Down The Audlem Flight To Coole Pilate

Leaving Coxbank into Lock 3

Waiting to go down the next lock

Leaving Lock 7

Before Audlem
Up early for us and ready to go by 9.30 am as we had thirteen locks to do today. The sun was out and the sky was blue, so locking was pleasant. We managed to start locking with a full lock and continued down the flight with boats coming up the flight as well so we had very few locks which needed filling. In a few places some 'should have gone to specsavers'  moments happened where oncoming boats shut the gates on us but that's nothing new.

We stopped just outside 'The Shroppie Fly' for water, refuse and cassettes and then we finished the last three locks taking us into the long pound before Hack Green Locks. We pulled in at Coole Pilate Leisure Area at the end of the 48's and tilted the solar panels to make the most of the beautiful sumshine. A lovely spot with peace and quiet at the moment, sometimes they have clay pigeon shooting nearby.

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