The beautiful Shropshire Union Canal, sometimes shallow, sometimes very narrow, but consistently gorgeous!
setting off after a couple of days mooring in the middle of nowhere
Moored in Brewood for the weekend
Micro butty in it's new livery and fresh herbs in the hold
We moored over the weekend on the outskirts of the village of Brewood, swapping the shop over to the opposite side for the towpath. We opened for trading on the Saturday but the rain stopped most efforts to attract customers.
On the move once again
Another Barry Hawkins narrowboat ~ Lincoln
Pulling off the waterpoint at Wheaton Aston
Once we had dropped down the lock at Wheaton Aston in the pouring rain, I moored the motor and began the ablutions, starting with filling the water tank. I ran back to help Richard with the butty and we continued on to the wharf to fill up with diesel.
arrival at Gnosall via Cowsley Tunnel
We had planned to have an Asda delivery of mega proportions during our stay in Gnosall village and take delivery of a washing machine.
Leaving Gnosall for the final couple of miles to Norbury
Whilst I put away the delivery the next day, Richard peddled on his bike into Stafford to buy plumbing bits for the new washer. It was a bit further than he had thought and around 2.5 hours later, he arrived back at the boat, tired but ready to get the machine working! Having put the plumbing in from scratch, soon the washer was up and running, except the invertor is not big enough to heat the water, but we have been part filling with hot and allowing the cold cycle to complete. It works!
Moored at Norbury ~ Sleaford Navigation boat Rosewood. The river Slea near Sleaford was our home mooring once upon a time...
So now we have enjoyed our first day of trading at the Norbury Festival, classically in the pouring rain with the other 30 something exhibitors, but have we let it dampen our spirits?