Even though the forecast was for rain, showers, thunder & lightning, our valiant crew decided to push on. Twelve miles an TWENTY TWO locks. I had planned to stop soon after the last lock but this would have meant stopping in the middle of nowhere and missing out on the delights (pub!) of Market Drayton. So, after a massive (for us) 7.5 hours we stopped in splendid sunshine at 1700. Time for a rest before strolling down to Joules brewery . . . . again. Bangers & mash for tea!
Firstly, the two Hack Green locks
Also in B&W
Then the 15 Audlem locks – mostly in our favour – nice to share the lock-wheeling and the driving amongst the three of us. We shall miss David and all his help.
Busy but mainly all coming down – which helps us
Viv’s driving. David & I do the lock bit . . .even in the rain!
Hmm, dark clouds approaching . .
David shifts the gate
Yep, it did rain but only for a bit . . . and the thing is, you can’t moor up inbetween these flights – so onwards & upwards
Nearly there . .
And David does some driving.
And the sun really did come out again
Another visit to Market Drayton and the Joules Brewery!
Nice range of beers too