Monday, July 20, 2015

Just Boating- Locking Norbury To Cox Bank




On Sunday morning we left a very quiet Norbury Junction behind after a water top up at the services. I walked a bit until we got to the much photographed high bridge with the telegraph pole. Shortly after that you need wellies!  Back on the boat, bacon sandwiches for lunch .......not your usual Sunday Roast but we did have the Sunday papers.


Tyrley locks were busy which always makes it easier with boats passing in the pounds and lock gates open ready for you, except the last one of the flight. I was steering for a change so I had to stay in the middle while Eric filled up the lock for us. At this lock there's no way to get into the side as they are very shallow. The boat handles differently with the new engine. We can even talk to each other when I'm walking the dog as it's quieter too.


Next stop Market Drayton but no room to moor, spaces in between but too small for us. We continue on and did the Adderly flight of 5 locks and found a space to moor below the locks.A long day for us so Monday was going to be a quiet one.


Today  we left Adderly, as usual Ben and I walking with just two locks to get to Cox Bank if there was room for us. The heavens opened at the first lock and Ben got back onboard. Here's a photo of him on the boat. Plenty of room on the moorings so we're moored up, we'll go down to Audlem when the rain stops.


Sleepy Ben.......it's a hard life!

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