|same location as last picture, but a very different look.|
|Very distinctive approach to Tyrley Bottom lock.|
|Waiting in bottom lock for friend's boat coming down in next.|
|Tyrley top lock has very attractive buildings.|
|Probaly the most photographed bridge on the Shroppie|
|Cowley Tunnel - Short, but hewn through solid rock.|
We received an invite to stop at Norbury, as other historic boaters were planning a pub session later, but Cath was, (quite rightly), starting to panic about all that was required to get us home, and her ready to be back to her job, so we had to refuse.
Instead we pressed on to Wheaton Aston - mooring on the Shropshire Union is often difficult, due to the construction of the canal near the banks, (the presence of the so called "Shroppie Shelf"). By mooring in the recognised mooring spots in the town, you are more likely to be against the bank, and often rings are provided, avoiding the need to hammer stakes into sometimes unsuitable ground.
Adderley Top Lock to Wheaton Aston
Miles: 21.8, Locks:5
Totals for extended trip....
Miles: 219.8, Locks: 147