Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Moving South and dodging showers

 We moored up just outside Brewood (pronouced Brood) for the weekend to catch the F1 Turkish Grand Prix and to continue my recovery from the vilest cold I have ever had, ever.  I am now well on the road to normality but Himself has now been struck down by the same germ.
Eric and Elsie and Ben of Nb Bendigedig were moored up a couple of boats from us but we kept ourselves to ourselves given the bacterial threat we were posing.
Leaving the Shroppie
 Monday morning we pulled pins and moved off south, servicing Caxton at Autherley junction before leaving the Shropshire Union canal and turning left on to the Staffs and Worcs.  This has been our first visit to the Shroppie and we have thoroughly enjoyed our time on this,lovely canal.  We pulled in at Compton and visited Limekiln Chandlers for a few essential boaty bits before getting a supply of groceries from the local supermarket.  When we arrived back at the boat Nb. Bendigedig was moored behind so we were able to have a chat and then work down through a couple of locks together.
 Moored at Prestwood last night on these lovely five day moorings

And now we are off for our last walk of the day.


Pip - nb Windsong said...

Hi both - nice to see you blogging again - we've missed you. Caxton is looking good in her new blacking. If you are going to be around the southern end of the Staffs and Worcs for a while, we might manage to catch up with you again in about a month or so's time.
Cassie sends big licks to F & F
Pip & Rog xxx

Nb Caxton said...

We will be back around these parts in June and for the foreseeble future while the new boat is in build so we look forward to seeing you all!