Sunday, 1 August 2010

Ducks, the family and some interesting pictures of a lost branch.

After a most pleasant two day stay at Little Onn we have continued south through Brewood only stopping for a quick shop and yet another superb curry at the Curry Inn. Now moored by bridge 8 on the S.U.C.S. moorings, a couple of days here and we intend heading for the River Soar, (Please note I only say intend).
Having not put any pictures on of late.............

This is the Gnosall Complimentary Hull De Weeding Service, not so good when they start at 4:30am.

Needless to say I took photties of the family visit.

Bubbles on the Towpath at Market Drayton.

The damp and ill fated birthday BBQ at Coole Pilates.

The birthday boy.

And now for something completely different, a discovery we made whilst out for a gentle stroll.
If you go down off the embankment at Norbury and follow the back lanes to Oulton you come across this little bridge,

if you climb down the bank and battle through the stingers it becomes clear what it is going over and if you walk under the bridge you find

one of the lock chambers on the Newport branch.

It all appears to be in remarkably good condition. To me it seems that if ever restoration goes ahead keeping the locks is a more sensible answer than the idea of an inclined plane which has been put forward.
As we will be leaving the Shroppie shortly we would just like to put on record our thanks to Simon and Dave at Norbury Wharf for all the help and the quality of the work they have done on Armadillo.

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