No Direction

No Direction is our 70ft Narrowboat which is now home to my wife Jayne and myself, it was launched on 4th February 2008.

We spend the Winters in a Marina and cruise in the warmer weather.

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Shall we go or shall we stay.

Tuesday, 6th September 2011 (My Birthday)
Hurleston Top Lock to Audlem.
9 Miles, 9 Locks.

We sat drinking tea this morning debating if we should move or stay on our mooring, the reason, the gale force winds which had kept Jayne awake most of last night (not me though) and was still howling, after a hour or so we decided we would move.

Going down the 4 Hurleston locks worked out ok as plenty of boats were coming up heading for the Ellesmere Boat Rally next weekend.

Nantwich and Border Counties Yacht Club, Strange thing to have on a Canal.

We headed down the Shropshire Union Canal through Hack Green Locks and passed the Secret Bunker, no time for a visit on this trip but we will try next time, the wind was still very strong making boat control difficult in the exposed sections.

We arrived at Audlem bottom lock and found that Georges Pork and Poultry were open for business on the lockside, we bought a dozen eggs, double yokers apparently, we will let you know.

Amy George of "Georges Pork and Poultry" at the bottom lock.

As Jayne was setting the third lock up, the one before the pub where we wanted to moor I asked over the radio if there was any room for us, yes she replied theres only one boat here, as we moored up I spotted that the other boat was Starcross belonging to Jim Davies who's blog I have been reading for years, nice to meet you at last Jim.

Starcross heads for the lock.

As Jim was single handed on this trip I went ahead and assisted him down the 3 remaining locks of the flight.

Tonight we went to the Shroppie Fly for a meal, remembering the huge potions they serve up I chose from the smaller "Nostalgia Menu" and had Scampi and Chips in a basket, pub food in a Basket, real seventies stuff.

Tomorrow we hope to get to Market Drayton.

1 comment:

Halfie said...

Happy Birthday, Ray.