Friday, 25 March 2011


Yet another beautiful morning as we pulled the pins at Penkridge.  We had a slow trip up the locks as it was quite busy, with boats queuing to go both ways.  We stopped to service the boats at Gailey, and wanted and ice-cream from the shop, but it was closed for lunch and we didn’t want to hang around waiting for it to open again.

[Boat Course-34[4].jpg]Gailey Roundhouse – this pic is from our trip 2 years ago as I forgot to take one this time!

20110324Another glorious day on the Staffs & Worcs

20110324-2Following Serenity through the narrows at Pendeford Rockin’

Of course we met another boat coming through Pendeford Rockin’ – he saw there were two of us coming towards him and politely reversed to a passing spot.  On to Autherley Junction and onto the Shroppie, through the Stop Lock.

20110324-3Windsong in the Stop Lock at Autherley – all of a 4 inch drop!

We continued on towards Brewood as we wanted to moor just before, on the Shropshire Union Canal society moorings  which are just before Brewood – they are in a lovely spot, and Serenity had a visitor arriving in the morning.  It was a long day and we arrived on the moorings at about 5 o’clock.  We moored just in front of fellow bloggers nb Sanity Again, and had a good old natter.  Bruce and Sheila, it was lovely to meet you at last, and I suspect that we will cross paths again before the spring is out, on our return down the Shroppie.


20110324-5Bruce and Sheila and nb Sanity Again

20110324-8Shroppie sunset

14.2 miles and 8 locks

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