Friday, April 17, 2015

Hurleston And Beyond

Locking down the Hurleston Locks
Ben waiting patiently

Going down!
On Thursday we left Wrenbury, first of all negotiating the electrically powered lift bridge. Before we left Ben and I went for a walk to the shop for bread and milk to keep us going. One more lift bridge and we were away with Ben and I onboard as I remembered the next stretch of towpath was like a bog. We continued our walk at Baddiley Locks, working through the lock and walking to the next one. We just had the pair of Swanley Locks and we were moored up for the  night just after bridge 5, where the bridge is finally being rebuilt.

This morning we didn't start off til about eleven in the morning, with quite a few boats going our way. One boat with a seized up engine was being towed by another so just as well we we weren't in any hurry. At the services at the top of the locks we topped up the water tank, got rid of the rubbish and emptied cassettes. One boater told Eric the men get this job because they pee more!

Down the Hurleston Locks and turn right, we're going down the Shroppie. Moored upon the visitor moorings after the junction......out came the wheelbarrow wheels to stop the banging.....the Shroppie shelf is with us.

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