On Monday morning we awoke to a very thick fog – everything was eerily muffled as we set off to the top of the Audlem flight of 15 locks
We spent all morning working down the Audlem flight – the Shroppie Fly beckoning all the while. We pulled in and filled with water and emptied cassettes, then continued on and moored below the bottom lock on the infamous ‘Shroppie Shelf’!
By this time the fog had cleared and it was a beautiful afternoon, so instead of going back to the pub, we got the chairs out on the bank and had lunch and a beer/cider or two.
Later we walked up to Audlem Mill shop and bought a couple of new Pearson’s - Welsh Waters for the Llangollen, and the Cheshire Ring for the Macc and the Peak Forest canals that we plan to cruise after the Llangollen. We also had an evening meal in the Shroppie Fly – Jules, we raised a glass to you!
3 miles and 15 locks