I apologised to the single handed boater at the next lock for shutting the gate on him, I explained why, he wasn't a happy bunny even though Sue offered to walk back and open up for him, well don't get up in the morning and decide to dress like a volockie then mate!
We stopped two locks short of the flight of 15 paint brushes were out to put a bilge coat on the rear deck gutter.
|Gutter painted, the weed hatch (in red) was painted while we were on the Weaver.|
Today after we washed the starboard side of FL's paintwork we continued up the last two Audlem locks, we still needed fleece's even though the temperature was up on the last few days. Sue bought some shortbread from the farmers wife at the top lock.
After a mile of cruising through mainly dairy farms we start the climb up the five Adderley locks, here we met up with Jill and Malcolm who are moorers at Aston Marina.
|Time for a catch up with Jill|
|Fields of yellow Rapeseed flowers.|
Saturday - We walked into Market Drayton to get some supplies, we also needed some sitting out on the bank chairs. We found chairs in a discount store, so we will be ready for the next bout of sunshine...it's raining at the moment. A quick stop at the local Weatherspoons for a late breakfast before I returned to FL with the seats and Sue went on to Morrisons.