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Travel Blogs from Shifnal
... and was not shallow, and was probably where boats usually moor, as we had intended to.
Later a fisherman came and asked us how long we were going to me moored here. "Probably three nights" we said. He had been baiting the spot opposite our boat and he had planned to fish from our mooring. We explained that the usual mooring had been full of fishermen. He went on round the next clump of bushes and fished from there. He could still reach the baited spot.
No locks, 5 ...
... an hour or so the boat traffic eased off, and we turned the boat round so that were facing the same way as the other boat, as they had a cratch, which made getting off at our stern quite difficult. We discovered that his boat’s stern had an unusual taper, leaving a gap between his boat and ours, and a gap between his stern and the shore. We still managed, but we had to be careful.
James went down to check the weed hatch, and Hugo chose that moment ...
Mon 9th Sep
This morning we had a low battery warning. Although we have been here for four nights without running the engine, the solar panels should keep the batteries topped up. We'll monitor this.
We crossed the basin to use the facilities and fill up with fuel (very good price 72p)
Gosty Tunnel is very narrow and slow. There are two signs for it, spelt differently: Gosty and Gorsty. Maybe the second is the Brummy accent ...
... a gap year specialist.
Yes, I did feel too old to be shopping there, but hey ho, they had what we needed.
Now the challenge will be how the hell I fit a bulging 80 litres of stuff from the old rucksack into the new 70 litre one.... hmmmm.... may have to leave the inflatable crocodile behind :(
... for Oliver. They put the talks on a website so we will send him the link.
We met Janet Whitehead, a lady who had been the ministry leader on a MasterSki holiday when James had led the worship in 2004.
We had a good value Sunday roast in a very friendly pub before visiting ASDA and catching a bus back to B&Q and walking down the path top the canal and back to the boat. Rain started just after we got back.
A phone call to Oliver, who went ...