Friday, 28 August 2015

On the move


Its been a few days since I have posted a blog mainly because we haven't done a lot and have taken it easy while resting Carolyn's ankle. We would both like to say a big thank you for all the kind comments and good wishes sent by so many people. Carolyn can now walk with out much pain but is still a bit swollen and bruised so she is taking it easy for a day or two .

So after a few days of rest we are off again …and yes I am on lock wheeling duty while Carolyn bashes up steers Inca.

IMG_4246These Damsons are not ready quite ready for picking yet , but when they are Carolyn will soon turn them into a delicious jam. Looking around at all the fruit in the hedgerows it could be a bumper crop this year.

IMG_4248We are now off down the Audlem flight of 15 locks and soon pass this barrel roofed building by lock 10 which was originally the workshops for the maintenance team in this area.

IMG_4238It makes a change to have all of the balance beams painted grey instead of black.

IMG_4251Stood on some foam while steering Carolyn shouts at me to hurry up between locks as I don't seem to be as quick as she is.

IMG_4252Makes a change from Tarka  !!

IMG_4260After completing the Audlem flight in just over 3 hours we picked up a mooring about a mile along the cut. These have to be some of the best moorings we have ever encountered . Provided by The Shropshire Union Canal Society every mooring has a bench and a metal stand for a Barbecue. As with most of the moorings on this canal they are for 48 hours, so we will stay here until our time is up and enjoy the beautiful Cheshire countryside


                                                                                                      Happy Days


  1. Glad to know you are recovering, Carolyn. And good to see you are wearing boots that give your ankle some support.
    We've been picking blackberries over the last few days and I have seen damsons and sloes but they all seem very small so far. I'd like to make some sloe gin as we can leave it on the boat over the winter ready for consumption next season!
    We are on the Soar after Birstall by Watermead Park - lovely here. Lots of walking but very little shopping opportunity though - not such a bad thing, probably ...
    Cheers to you both, Marilyn

  2. Hi Marilyn..sloe gin sounds like a good idea, but I might have a problem watching it mature without drinking it. Loved the Soar especially the top end, a lovely river.So I guess you will not be spending the winter here ? You really must try it some time .Living afloat in the Winter can be as good as the summer and you have the canals nearly all to yourself. You can even speed through bridge holes without the worry of a boat coming in the opposite direction...Mind you it must be good to be warm all year and have no Winter !!!!

  3. Glad Carolyn is doing the steering for a change. x

  4. Pleased to see Carolyn on the mend, take it easy rest a while.

  5. Glad to hear Carolyn is healing. The mooring site looks like a great place to rest and recuperate, and makes me want to be sure it is one our mooring sites as we go up the Shroppie next month. Look at your locking duties this way, the more you work the bigger your "red stuff" ration.

    Aloha, Amos