Friday 22nd February 2019
We moved from our mooring near Bridge 66 up to Market Drayton and moored just before Bridge 63 for a few days. In town there is a small Asda, a Lidle and a Morrisons for provisions. As this mooring was at the back of some housing we stayed for a few days, topped up with water then moved passed Bridge 62 and moored again. While filling our water tank we met Shaun and Karen who watch our YouTube channel.
During our stay here we met up with some friends and picked up some medication required.
We stayed at Market Drayton until 4th March when we cruised up through Tyrley locks, this is a lovely stretch of canal with some great views and although still cold was a beautiful day.
As we approached Tyrley locks a training boat went up before us so all the locks were set against us. However that was not the main problem, because they were emptying the lock above us into the pound, the excess water was flowing faster down the by wash channels causing additional water flow. This made it difficult to enter the locks in the normal way, but enter with more power aiming at the by wash and using the force of the water to push the boat over to the lock entrance!!
It started to rain before reaching the end of the Tyrley flight, we pushed on and finally moored above the last lock.