Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Seven More Locks To Market Drayton


We decided to leave Coxbank and cruise a bit further as for once there was no wind and we had sunshine so Eric didn't have even have a coat on. We worked through the last two Audlem locks with their ferocious lock bypass streams. After that Ben and I walked to Adderley and  worked through the flight of five locks, before going  onboard to cruise to Market Drayton. A lovely day, the birds were singing and the tree buds are bursting with new leaves with the warmer weather.


We moored up on the Visitor Moorings on the embankment, after we tried one place we needed to find another as the rings weren't spaced correctly for our boat......afterthought we could have put a pin in! The moorings soon filled up during the afternoon. We had a quiet night too.


In the morning we woke to sunshine, so we wouldn't need to top up the batteries until the evening. A lovely day (no coats needed) we walked into Market Drayton and found a street market in full swing. We sampled the hot baps and Ben shared my hot chicken and stuffing bap.....he thought it was delicious too. Eric had a haircut at a traditional barber's and it was first at pensioner prices so he felt his age today. Later we walked back to the boat with bulging shopping bags.


It's the first day we haven't lit the fire.......perhaps Summer's coming after all! Forecast looks good so I'd better get the high factor sun cream out!

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