Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Coven to Gnosall to Audlum

5 August 2008
Miles 18.4 Locks 12
No internet signal yesterday so a double post tonight – I Hope. The Shroppie above Gnosall in the drizzle is the last place to bee – long cuttings, Long embankments and long lines of moored boats with Slow Down at the start of their moorings. The queue at Tyrley top lock was 5 Boats and it took over an hour to get started down the locks. We are currently moored between locks 2 and 3 on the Audlum flight. It has stopped raining so that is one blessing for today. Plenty of traffic on the canal even as I type at 7 pm. No photos today due to the rain.

4 August 2008
Miles 16 Locks 2
We are now on the Shroppie. After the stop lock at Autherly Junction the only other lock we had to go through today was at Wheaton Aston and all the time we were waiting in a queue of at least six boats. The end of the queue was beyond the bridge 200 yds back from the bridge. For those who may be coming this way the Pumpout and elsan disposal are both out of order with a “BW Aware” notice on them. I knew there were problems but it seems to be taking a long time to fix. Still everything has a nice coat of fresh black or white paint so BW must have some money to spend. A good job we had our pumpout yesterday at Gailey. The only good thing to write about Wheaton Aston is that diesel is 71.9p/ltr. We also saw C&G on Rowton Moor by the lock and they have just passed us on the mooring at Gnosall. Todays pics are from either side of the bridge by the Boat Inn at Gnosall.

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