Monday, June 01, 2009

Gnosall Heath to Wightwick

Miles 16 Locks 5.
We left Gnosall later than usual as I didn't want to get to Wheaton Aston too early and find Turners closed. As it turned out I needn't have worried there were no other boats travelling our way. After picking up diesel we passed through the penultimate lock going "UP" on the Shroppie

Stretton Aqueduct crosses the A5 south of Wheaton Aston and it was there that we saw one of the more unusual birds on the canal, a cormorant, fishing where a small stream enters the canal.

We finally said goodby to the Shroppie as we turned south at Autherly Junction onto the Staffs and Worcester Canal. We moored shortly after passing through the second Wightwick lock.

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