The run today was not very interesting for the helmsman and the grey cloudy day did not make for interesting scenery. This stretch is mostly either high embankment with rolling farmland views or high banked tree lined woody sections. If ever an autopilot could be fitted to a narrowboat then this part of the Shroppie could put it to use.
Not that we do not like the Shroppie, it is still a lovely canal and we still enjoyed todays cruise none the less, we just wish the promised good weather would get a hurry on and arrive!
|Straight as a die for a good few miles
|These wild flowers do add a dash of colour to the predominantly green view.
|Still straight as an arrow
|Compared to the Caldon the bridges on the Shroppie are quite high in places
|One of the small countryside wharfs along the route.
|Lovely pub as you pass under the bridge 'ole.
|This rather eccentric garden reminds me of another less organised garden though I cannot recall the name of the place.
|The fishermen, one left his pole to the very last minute before lifting. I thought we'd smash into it.
|A full Norbury junction wharf
|Boats coming and leaving the wharf
|Classic cars and plenty of gongoozlers
|As we pass by still plenty of coming and going at the wharf
Those of you that have eery cruised into Chester will be familiar with the long tuerm moorings at Golden Nook near Waverton, a mile long line of moorings. Well Norbury makes these look like a layby. Long term moorings now stretch from a mile before the junction to well after it. The line of moored boats never seemed to end.
|Moored boats a Norbury for as far as the eye could see.
|Double arched bridge in Grub Street cutting.
|Paddler waits for us to pass him by.
|The tiny Anchor Inn.
|The old Cadbury's Wharf at Shebdon
|Looking back along Shebdon embankment and the wharf, now home to classic boats
|At one point this combine was hidden behind a mist of dust.