We spent a lovely couple of days at Coole Pilate before we moved onto Audlem. Feeling lazy we just worked through the first two locks and moored up. I did get some food shopping though.
The next day we went up one lock and then filled up with water outside The Shroppie Fly and then got rid of the rubbish and emptied cassettes before we continued up the flight of locks planning to do ten. It was much easier when we met boats coming down. We stopped at Coxbank as the only boat moored up although a boat joined us later.
This morning we stayed put until the rain stopped and then finished the last two locks of the Audlem flight. Hello to the crew of NB Bristol Cream who read this blog who we passed at the top
Next we worked through some very leaky Adderley Locks stopping at the top for a pork pies and cup cakes from the Farm Shop.....yummy 😊.
A lovely cruise to Market Drayton and then we moored up and locked the padlock and realised we were locked out. Many thanks to Talbot Wharf who supplied a bolt cutter but it didn't touch the Master padlock (level 8 security) so it needed a man from Talbot Wharf with a disc cutter and he cut through both sides of the lock to get it off. Thanks again .
We walked to Homebase to get a replacement padlock and then to Asda for a curry for tea. I put the curry in the microwave and then I pressed the button to open the door but nothing happened. The only way I could stop it cooking was to turn it off at the main switch. Eric forced the door open to get the curry out. So it's definitely been one off those days.😕