Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Locking Down The Audlem Flight

Today we timed it wrong, when we left our mooring at Cox Bank and continued down the 13 
locks left of the Audlem Flight. Every lock was against us except two, which meant filling the lock before we could go through. We made it but we're tired! My sixty five year old knees hurt!  It's so much easier when other boats are moving. 

Audlem itself was chaotic with moorings taken up for the Historic Boat Gathering this weekend. The only place left to moor was after Lock 15, but we'd decided to carry on to Coole Pilate Visitor Moorings.I didn't take any photos but I should have done, Saturn was moored outside The Shroppie Fly. 

We  walked down into Audlem yesterday hoping that the fish and chip shop was open but it was closed on Mondays. The Shroppie Fly  allows dogs in the flagstoned area so we had lunch there instead with some liquid refreshment, before we walked back up the locks to the boat with our food shopping from the local Coop.

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