Past Brewood and now at my falling in point again

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

We have been making our way down the Shropshire Union over the last three days in lovely warm and humid sunshine. We have managed to miss most of the heavy storms except for last Sunday afternoon. Luckily we had already moored up so watched it from the comfortable inside of the boat. When we went up the Audlem flight of 15 locks on Saturday,moorings were in short supply as they were holding a music and beer festival. We did in fact find a space made for BB and the music sounded really good. Anne went into Audlem Mill which is an excellent craft centre for a few things.

We are now moored just past Brewood at bridge 8 which is famous to me as it is where I fell in on the way up. Thankfully I didn’t repeat the experience.

Anne guarding the entrance to a lock on the Audlum flight. She doesn't like steering into any of the locks around this area as they all have those damn ferocious  by washes. Soon they will be over and I will be able to do some locks.

Nb Empress which was originally steam powered and owned by Fellows Morton and Clayton - it is nearly 120 years old.

Leaving Gnosall you go through the 81 yard Cowley tunnel which is unlined through sandstone. It has one of the most spectacular tunnel entrances.

It looks like a landing craft as you approach it.

Brewood is a lovely village and this is the Swan Hotel in the square

The bridge which is for the carriage way to Chillington Hall to appease a local landowner.

A selection of more boat names.