Thursday, May 12, 2016

It's Hot At Norbury Wharf

Passing through that bridge (39) before Norbury junction

A view of Norbury Wharf
A very quiet night last night near Knighton and this morning we headed towards Norbury Junction in lovely sunshine. Before we moved I'd done a quick wash in the machine so the smalls were blowing in the wind in the cratch as we travelled and they were dry by the time we moored up.

I walked enjoying the  bluebells and violets along the towpath edge, while Ben the dog watered the long grass. Back on the boat we passed lines of online moorings so progress was slow, Walking through Grub Street Cutting would have been pretty wet underfoot so I stayed onboard. I had to take the photo of the double arched bridge which carries the A519 across the canal. The tiny telegraph pole is a reminder of past lines of communication along the Shroppie according to Pearson'.

We pulled into the services at Norbury Junction and topped up the water tank, emptied cassettes and rubbish bin. Now we're moored up watching the world go by. It's one of those places where people come to look at the boats and walk their dogs. It's hot today so we're chilling inside the boat with all the windows and doors open and a lovely breeze coming through.

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