Monday, 10 August 2015


Yesterday I got very closely acquainted with the hot oily green thing at the back of the boat. It was engine service day, fortunately it went without hiccup. The engine has now run just over 500 hours since new, and we have been retired and living afloat for a year.
This morning the weather was changeable, but we had used up our 48 hours at Hack Green. It was a shame to leave as it is a nice spot. Today we were aiming for Audlem. There is a flight of fifteen locks there, but we were planning to stop by the village which is only four locks up the flight. The rain came just as we approached the bottom lock, however it was only a passing shower. We ascended the four locks and found plenty of mooring space in the pound between locks twelve and eleven. It was just after 12 noon which is a good time to arrive at your end destination, especially if it is a popular spot. Late enough that most will have moved off after their breakfast, but too early for most to be stopping for the night. Lunch was had at the 'Shroppie Fly' then into the village to visit the co-op. Last time we were here in Audlem, I was cheated out of a chicken kebab takeaway as we had a small leak to deal with. So I intend to make up for it this time. We plan to stay here today and tomorrow, then aim for another of our favourite spots at the bottom of the Adderley locks.

                                            Mooring in the pound between locks 12 and 11 at Audlem.

Totals 3 Miles 4 Locks 

Running total 408 Miles 192 Locks 17 Tunnels

1 comment:

  1. We also love the mooring at the bottom of Adderley locks.