Saturday, 10 March 2012

Kingfisher

Wednesday 29th Feb saw us leave the Llangollen canal after spending the winter on it , we moored up at Nantwich just passed NB Blackberry way  our friends peter and heather Underwood was good to catch up with them not seen them since Braunson in the summer so we had a good chat over cup of tea and other chat in the morning over coffee before we both moved on

Thursday we move to audlem locks ready to do the 13 lock on Friday
we moored at bottom lock of Adderley lock ready to do another 5 lock in the morning
there is a nice church at Adderley the window are grade one listed come from Ironbrigde




they must have come to church on horse

Saturday we heading to Market Drayton which is nice we stayed there on Sunday as it was windy and wet
Monday was a better day so we set off for Norbury wharf,
we stopped overnight Gold stone wharf saw this bird and could not work out what breed it was

and was watching this wagtail robbing a spiders web

Tuesday  was a lovely day started out with mist then sun nice we had 8 mile to go before Norbury going through some cutting and lovely countryside  going through Grub cutting we saw this man doing some boat painting
yes he is in a box on the water



Wednesday we went up to norbury wharf and got 4 new batteries and fuel and filters for another engine service  Simon and David at Norbury are very helpful  http://www.norburywharfltd.co.uk/
Thursday we stayed at norbury did a few little job and in afternoon went for a walk to see if i could find any more of the Newport branch canal which closed in 1944 and i did

taken from Partons bridge

use to a coal wharf here
we left Norbury on Friday  the weather was OK  on our way i was able to take a photo of a kingfisher
if you click the link here you can see some more photos of  the kingfisher

https://picasaweb.google.com/100000107663759500230/Kingfisher?authuser=0&feat=directlink

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