Saturday, 6 June 2015


Having spent a couple of days at Market Drayton it was time to move on. A local family of swans were there to see us off. These are the first cygnets we have seen this year. 


Only a shortish hop today, to the village of Adderley. We set off at an early for us, 7.30 am topping up with water and emptying the holding tank. We now won't need services of any kind for at least seven days. At 10.30 we were at the top of the Adderley flight of locks. Five in total and each with a fairly fierce by wash. Progress through the locks is getting quicker, now that the four legged furry crew member, is learning how to open the lock gates.


At the bottom of the flight was our mooring spot for the next couple of days. We arrived just as the wind was picking up so all in all, perfect timing.


                                                  Our mooring spot at Adderley.

Not long after stopping we got neighbours, but by Sunday we may be on our own again. It does not seem very busy at the moment.

Totals 3 Miles 5 Locks

Running total 265 Miles 111 Locks 11 Tunnels


  1. Looks like you have had a good few days, Adderley moorings are a lovely place to stop. They were quite busy when we were there. Lucky you now have Oscar trained, you can send him ahead on the Audlem flight to set the locks for you.

    1. Yes we are enjoying the Shroppie. Oscar is still struggling with the windlass and is easily distracted from his chores. Hope your both well and will soon be enjoying your summer cruise.