After a good first night on The Shropshire Union Canal we pulled pins from our out in the sticks mooring at 08.10 and were soon heading through the Balustraded Avenue Bridge bridge 10 which takes the road to Chillington Hall.
Eventually after about an hour of waiting we managed to get on the pump . At 51.9 pence a litre and no coal/diesel boats in the area there is no way you can pass without filling up. In the end we filled up with 105 litres.
There is no way you can travel up this canal without putting this picture on the blog, It’s where the old telephone wires used to pass through the middle of the bridge. We have been up here many times before and this must be one of the most photograped bridges on the system.
After 7 hours of cruising a chill out is what we decided to do .We picked up a good mooring near The Anchor at bridge 42. In the morning we have booked in to get our cratch cover repaired at shebdon Wharf so we can have a bit of a later start as we don’t have to be there till 09.00 and it’s only about a mile in front of us