Saturday, 2 July 2011

Gnosall Heath to Brewood

A lovely pleasant cruising day through the cuttings on the Shroppie. We set off slightly earlier than usual as we wanted to stop off for diesel and services at Wheaton Aston and hopefully moor early in time to watch the men’s semi-finals at Wimbledon. It was fairly quiet first thing, but as we had just finished watering the lock was in our favour, as we arrived there was a five boat queue above the lock and four boats had suddenly appeared behind us. From there on it got very busy with passing boats, including nb Chance. It was nice to see Doug, James and Oscar as we were approaching Brewood.  As it has forecast a good weekend and we are in a lovely spot just outside Brewood, we plan to stay put and get a few jobs done, but also we can get to watch the tennis finals and the Moto GP.

004 Cowley Tunnel


Former Cadbury milk depot at High Onn


Passing historic boat Regulus, being towed to Ellesmere Port for restoration


Rye Hill Cutting


A popular stop for diesel and always a warm welcome


Ornate bridge no 10 leading to Chillington Hall


Lovely moorings


Lovely views


p-millhouse said...

lovely views,great place to moor up for the week-end.

nb Chance said...

Hi Ian and Karen, hopefully next time our paths cross we may be able to catch up with you both! Best Wishes Doug and James