This week we have done … still on the Shroppie : Adderley to Market Drayton to Goldstone Wharf to Norbury Junction.
|who's that peeping ? It's Millie Mop|
|the bestest nephew and niece in the world - Sam and Millie|
Amy had been to a Halloween party the night before and didn’t get home till just before Hayan picked her up for the journey to see us - her hair was even more pink and wild than ever !! At least she had taken out the white contact lenses so didn’t scare Sam and Millie too much - ha ha !!
|doesn't she look like her mother - err, no !!!!|
Must admit I got a little tearful after they had gone …. But not too long before Christmas when we will be meeting up again somehow, somewhere !!
Freerange eggs at Adderley Top Lock --- some hens are even roaming around the lock - and they are the best eggs we have had since the duck eggs on the Oxford Canal last spring. Huge and so yellow yoked. We ended up with 3 trays ----- 90 eggs. Well, unfortunately Dai fell down the boat steps with first tray so we lost about 20, then I baked some quiche and egg custard and then lots of cake ready for my family visiting. Then we have scrambled eggs every morning Mon to Fri (Sat and Sun being egg and bacon days as our weekend treat). Still got some left but won’t last much longer!!!
On our trip from Market Drayton to Goldstone Wharf last Tuesday guess what? We saw 3, yes 3, kingfishers. Sightings this year have been very low, so 3 in 3 hours was just amazing.
Loads and loads of leaves on the canal now which is not good news when you’re cruising as they get caught round the prop in like a kindof wad and slow us down …. And we go slow enough anyway.
Since last blog we have done … 3 miles and 18 locks
This makes total since Setting Off ….. 822 miles and 829 locks
|my pink with shades of purple haired Amy with Hayan|
|my fab sister - Mand|
|new crew on lookout duty - brother Shaunie|
|Sam taking lessons !|