After yesterday’s torrential rain, this morning we woke to blue sky and sunshine. We were glad we stayed put for the extra day, as the crews on the few boats that did pass us did not look happy to be on the move.
We were underway by 8 am and quickly navigated the final two locks of the Audlem flight. We have now left Cheshire behind, as we continue our journey south. About a mile further on we approached the Adderley flight of five locks. We were expecting today to be busy due to the lack of movement yesterday, but all the locks were in our favour and we only met one boat on our trip. As we passed through the top lock the local farmer was restocking the small stall with fresh and homemade produce. We like to support these local businesses so we purchased an apple pie and some toffee fudge cake. About an hour later we arrived at our destination at Market Drayton, filling up with water before finally mooring. We visited the town to stock up at the supermarket and had lunch. We are only staying here tonight, heading for Norbury Junction tomorrow.
Totals 5 Miles 7 Locks
Running total 414 Miles 208 Locks 17 Tunnels