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.
Gailey Roundhouse – this pic is from our trip 2 years ago as I forgot to take one this time!
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.
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.
14.2 miles and 8 locks