Tuesday, 10 April 2012

8th April

Set off for the Audlem locks having filled with water, got chatting to a Kiwi who was over here to see where he was born and was living on a narrowboat.
Moored in between locks 2 and 3 with great views over the Shropshire countryside.
Walked a mile down the locks to Audlem to have Sunday lunch at the Lord Combermere, food was good but the service was a bit slow.

9th April

As expected the day turned out wet so we spent the time sorting the draws and hidy holes out and cooking ready for Graham and Carolann coming for dinner.

10th April

Early start to tackle the 13 locks down to Audlem. Quite busy with hire boats coming up the locks on their way around the Four Counties Ring.

Passed the Shroppie Fly Pub and Art and Craft Centre.
At the bottom lock we met Chris and Lorraine coming up. We moored up below the locks and they joined us for coffee. It was great to char about our trip up the Avon and Stratford Canal last year. 
Continued on to Hack Green passing some lovely scenery and the Overwater Marina where we spotted Yew Tew the boat built prior to ours. After lunch we walked to the Secret Bunker hidden behind Hack Cottage.
River Weaver

Hack Cottage
 Very interesting exhibition of the bunkers set up to protect the government in the event of an atomic bomb during the cold war. I don’t think many civilians would have survived.

* Commincatiosn Room

Returned to the boat and as the weather was now nice and sunny decided to polish the starboard side of the boat. Caught Carolann cleaning the windows.

* Carolann Windows.

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