Below Greensforge Lock

Up and away early, the sky was lovely and clear so we thought that we’d get going. Through the stop lock at Autherley and round the junction to see a heron perched on the signpost. We stopped at Compton to go to the Daisy freezer centre for some barbecue food, and to Limekiln Chandlers for

Just north of Pendeford Bridge

A little bit of drizzle on and off today, but otherwise not a bad day, though very windy. The deep cuttings along this part of the Shroppie are quite interesting, but otherwise it’s fairly boring, particularly for the steerer as it’s just long straight sections with only the one lock at Wheaton Aston to break

Tyrley Top Lock (again)

We have moved today, but we’re back where we started. A pumpout and shopping needed today so an early start down Tyrley locks and into Market Drayton. We had intended to use one of the boatyards for the pumpout, but found a BW DIY machine so used that instead. Anyway the boatyard wasnt open when

Tyrley Top Lock

Weather fairly cool and cloudy today, with periods of rain getting heavier as the day went on. We were going to have a pumpout at Wheaton Aston but the BW DIY machine was out of action (as was the toilet block) because of a sewerage system problem. We topped up with fuel at Turner’s garage


Another rather wet, cold & grey day, where’s the summer gone? The weather did clear a little in the evening and we decided to have a barbecue as this may be the only chance this week. During yesterday and today we have had several re-occurrances of the fuel starvation problem. I decided to take out

Above Greensforge Lock

Daughter Nikki, son-in-law Paul and grandaughter Izzy (10 months) arrived last night, did the shopping and stayed overnight on the moorings. We joined them about 10 o’clock and set off north. The weather was rather overcast with occasional rain. We stoped for the night at about 5:00 just past Greensforge lock. We had planned a


Just an overnight trip with the grandchildren Josh & Becca to make up for the weekend in January when we couldn’t go anywhere because of the frozen canal. We arrived about 10:30 and plodded slowly up to the Lea Lane winding hole, turned and came back to Wolverley to moor just above the lock. The

Just a day trip

Just up for the day with friends David & Veronica. They live in South Africa and are over in the UK for the summer. David is interested in narrowboats and is considering one for their UK base, so we thought that a little taster by way of a day trip would be a good idea.