We chose a good day to drop down the nine locks into Audlem. From dawn to dusk it was blue skies and bright sunshine, with just a breath of wind.
I‘m glad we were heading north though, with the sun low and so bright it would have been dazzling heading south.
Towards Lock 3
Mags stayed on the tiller, I stayed on the towpath with Meg. There’s no point in getting on and off when the locks are only 100 yards apart.
The sun provided some fantastic light and shade shots.
Smoke from the chimney highlights the shafts of sunlight at Bridge 76 as Mags drops down Lock 3
Under Bridge 77
Looking across towards the Welsh border.
Old stables alongside Lock 10
Our last lock today was Lock 11, there’s another four below this, but we’ll save them for another day. We pulled in at around 12:30.
Down Lock 11
The plan is to stay here tomorrow, then head for Nantwich over the weekend. Well, that’s the plan….
Locks 9, miles 1