Monday, April 27, 2015

Onwards To Gailey

Eric's playing ball again
Yesterday we left our mooring near Bridge 8 on the Shroppie and headed down towards Autherley Junction. The dogs and I had a lovely walk before getting back onboard.  Eric stopped at the Canal Bridge before the junction so I could go and do a Morrison's shop.....very busy too even though it was Sunday. Hot roast chickens were selling fast.

We topped up the water tank at the water point before going through the lock as I'd done a load of washing.  At Autherley Junction the lock only has a small change in water level to join the Staffs and Worcester Canal. We'd decided to turn left and head towards Great Haywood. We were lucky with the narrow section as no boats were coming through and meandered on our way stopping just after Bridge 74 for the night. Next to us was a Black Prince Boat whose crew read my blog, so hello! They were up and away before we were up this morning.

Today I walked the dogs while Eric cruised to Gailey where we did the filling and emptying as well as binning the rubbish. Poppy has continued to be a very good girl and is now house trained or should I say boat trained, we are so proud of her. Ben has been good too, he's shared his food, his toys and his hide ring which is nearly all gone......must buy another one.

We stopped after two locks for a lazy afternoon, even Ben and Poppy had an afternoon nap.

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