After a lively service at St. Mary's Church in Market Drayton this morning we got ready to untie our ropes. Before pushing the boat out I checked, as I always do, to see if there were any boats coming. Approaching from behind was a pair of hotel boats, one towing the other. They were going slowly, but I judged that it would be rude of me to pull out, so I waited. I was able to set off as soon as they had passed, and I was catching up in tickover.
Market Drayton has plenty of black-and-white timbered buildings. These seem to be common in this part of the world. We'll see more in Nantwich tomorrow.
We're now tied up above Lock 12 at Audlem. Despite the "bonglers" the boat occasionally nudges the Shroppie Shelf, but I daresay it won't disturb us tonight.
Wasn't me that went a swimming. - Initial turnout for the Pie and Pea was better than anticipated considering how much snow had fallen. But we had a couple of turnarounders (is that a word?...
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