Trip Start Apr 02, 2012
67Trip End Oct 31, 2012
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Went to the service at St James this morning in Audlem. It was a nice morning service with a baptism as the main focus.
Am so used to sunny weather that I was rather shocked to find that it was raining when we left the church. However, it was only a shower so we had lunch then set off up the locks. It took us nearly 3 hours to get to the top but we did make use of the facilities on the way. Moored up in Adderley. For the first time in ages I couldn't get a decent internet signal so gave up trying.
Monday 13th Market Drayton
Walked into Adderley this morning to see if I could find the stores mentioned in the Nicholson Guide (NG) and found none
We spoke to a local farmer yesterday who was out walking his dog who told us that property is a lot cheaper in Shropshire. He and his wife had moved from a small holding in Cheshire and with the resulting cash managed to buy a farm in Shropshire. They rear lambs, pigs and cows and make their living by selling their produce at farmers markets and to local people, including lots of boaters. Their property runs alongside the top two locks we should be passing later today.
We did pass the farm shop but decided it was too pricey
Arrived at Market Drayton and moored up the bridge before the visitors moorings. Having walked into town and back again along the towpath, we did well to moor where we did. It is quieter from the traffic going over the bridge and hardly anyone passes by us. Went into town this afternoon and it is pretty unremarkable really. I didn't recognise anything about it from our last visit here some years ago. It has a slightly neglected air although some disused buildings have been brightened up quite creatively by local artists. I think we might do a little trog around the charity shops in the morning.