Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Norbury Junction Tuesday 11 April 2017

I woke early this morning and couldn’t find the volume control for the dawn chorus. It was a lovely sunny morning but the temperature had dropped to 3.6° over night. Things are definitely getting busier and there were 12 boats moored here overnight.

We set off at our normal 10 o’clock and hadn’t gone far when by the winding hole I spotted what I think is a vineyard with the posts where the hops will be tied up.

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We stopped to do a bit of shopping in Brewood visiting the Co-op and the greengrocers, as we didn’t need meat we gave the butchers a miss this time.

Our next stop was Wheaton Aston at Turners to fill with diesel at 58.9p/lt for domestic use. Just passed there but the long term moorings there was quite a bit of oil on the water, but it didn’t last to long.DSCF7555

Cowley Tunnel as you come into Gnosall is hacked through a solid lump of rock, there are a few blocks in the roof at the South Portal but other that that its unlined rock.DSCF7558

In Gnosall its self a lad was sailing a radio controlled yacht, normally power gives way to sail but he held the tip of the mast while we passed. It was sailing well in the very light breeze.DSCF7561

We carried on to moor for the night at Norbury Junction in the afternoon sun.

Today’s Journey map 14

12.4 miles, 1 lock in 5hrs 20 minutes.

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