After a good nights sleep on Sunday night we pulled pins at 09.30 0n Monday morning and came upon the biggest fall out we have ever seen on our travels.
Just after bridge 8 on the Shropshire Union canal it goes very narrow and the boat in front of us entered the bridge ole and as it always happens there was a boat coming the other way. The approaching boat had a lady skipper and she absolutely flipped at the boat in front of us for entering the narrows while she was in them. He flipped back at her and all hell broke loose. The language they used was worse than mine , so that tells you how bad it was.
Bridge 10 is a very ornate balustrade bridge. When the canals were built rich landowners demanded that if the canals were going to cross their land they wanted only the best looking bridges that could be built.
After an hour of cruising we arrived in Brewood and after mooring we headed off in to the village to pick up a few supplies. It has everything you need from a Spar shop ,Co-op, Bakers , Butchers and several pubs.
Some more good boat names.
This is how we expected the Shroppie to be except for having the worse towpaths we have ever seen. Carolyn usually likes to walk Molly and Hamish for an hour or two but there was no chance of that along here.
The afternoon was spent cleaning the roof on Inca. After a winter of burning coal and wood it was in a bit of a state, but after a few hours of hard scrubbing it cleaned up a treat. We rounded off the day with a walk along the the disused Stafford-Shrewsbury railway line.