Thursday, September 27, 2012

On The Shroppie

Since we joined the Shropshire Union Canal on Tuesday I've been having trouble finding an internet signal that didn't take forever to connect and load. But Today at Norbury Wharf I've managed to get it to connect and load. This canal  has been a pleasant change from the windy path of the Staffs and Worcs Canal with it's long straight cuttings and embankments. The water is certainly deeper which has made cruising easier.
We stopped at Brewood to do some shopping and collect some more meat pies from the butcher in Stafford Street. They are delicious so I bought two to freeze as well as the steak one  we had for tea today.We didn't stay overnight at Brewood as it's dark and dingy under ther trees on the visitor moorings. We continued cruising and worked through the one lock at Wheaton Aston before stopping to use the services below the lock. I'd been busy catching up on the washing so we needed to top up the water tank. We decided to moor opposite the Hartley Arms as there was actually a space.
This morning with lovely sunshine and blue skies we cruised as far as Norbury Junction, mooring at the end of the long line of moored boats. We popped up to the Chandlers to buy a chimney hat as ours got lost when we last encountered a very low bridge. The rain came when we were having tea, so at least we didn't get wet cruising and now the rain isn't coming down the chimney anymore.

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