Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Cholmondeston to Hack Green…

The weather was the same as yesterday when we set off from Cholmondeston this morning – but more so!  Grey clouds threatening rain and windy.  We had a few spits and spots but nothing significant.  At Barbridge Junction we turned to port, back onto our beloved Shroppie proper.  We soon reached Hurleston Junction and thought very briefly about turning onto the Llangollen and doing it all over again, if only to go to Snugbury’s for more ice-cream, and to complain that the tub of Raspberry Ripple I bought last time, had no raspberry and no ripple – it was just vanilla!  But common sense prevailed, and we continued on to Nantwich where we filled with water.   That done, we continued on to Hack Green, and up the two locks to our planned stopping place for tonight. 

SDC10678Turning onto the Shroppie

SDC10680Hurleston Junction and the Llangollen – not this time!

SDC10681Spotted still at Henhull Moorings north of Nantwich – this one’s for you Karen!

SDC10682Thunderstorm going on just to the east of us as we approached Hack Green Locks – missed us though, thank goodness!

SDC10683Moored above Hack Green Locks

7.7 miles and 2 locks


  1. And do you have a plan as to where you're heading?

    nb Briar Rose
    (only way I could get a comment to post -- logging in was going round and round in circles)

  2. Hi Adam. Yes, we have a plan, but it's not set in stone! We are heading down the Shroppie to Autherley, then onto the Staffs and Worcs (a short detour to Penkridge (which may or may not happen, depending on whether we can time it right for the market!) then turn around and head back down the S & W to Stourport where we plan to meet up with Caxton for a bit. After that it all depends on the weather and river conditions - the Severn as far as Sharpness if poss, then back up and onto the Avon to Stratford and then up the Stratford on Avon canal. Well, thats the long term plan anyway. Whether it comes to fruition is another matter. Not sure whether we will be in your area during your cruise, we are only tootling slowly. Enjoy your firat long cruise on Briar Rose.
    Pip & Rog

  3. How nice not to have to set your plans in stone! One day...

  4. Pip, What are you trying to say about me ??? Nice to see you back on the move again.

  5. Karen, it's no good commenting as 'Anonymous' - I know it's you!!! And, for the record, it was Ian who first called our attention to that boat on our way up!!! So you can blame him.
    Yes, great to be moving again - we've been admiring the scenery on your blog - it looks really beautiful up there..enjoy the Ashton flight when you get there!!! xxx


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