Friday, 16 September 2011


How nice to have less wind and more sunshine, except that many other boaters thought so too and were on the move. While cruising along we passed over the ornate Watling Street Aqueduct which looked a little bit rusty in places.

IMG_0003 Stretton Aqueduct Watling St    IMG_0004 admiring my reflection

These cows seemed to be admiring their reflection in the canal.

IMG_0008 B16    IMG_0016 Steps in style

Workmen were out in force cutting the grass along the towpath. These lovely sandstone steps led up the side of the bridge to a stile at the top.

IMG_0017We passed the lovely steam boat ‘Emily Ann. Stroud’. Emily Ann is steam powered and fired by coal.

IMG_0022 Brewood B14    IMG_0025

We were being watched as we went under bridge 14 to moor in the cutting beyond. The skipper of a boat already moored came to take my rope and pull us in, how kind was that! So, there are some very kind helpful people on the canals too. Then another friendly boater moored nose to nose with us and we exchanged boating experiences with him. After a snack we walked into town to the Co-op passing the fancy mock castle frontage of Swan Hotel. We arrived back to the canal to see Tony and Jacquie on nb Timewarp  to chat and catch up on each others summertime travels. The last time we met them was on the Oxford at Great Haywood.

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