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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Marbury to Grindley Brook

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Grindley Brook

What promised to be a wet day grimly hung onto staying dry. We had a lay-in this morning, so not an early start. Marbury lock was against us.

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Marbury lockhouse has been sympathetically extended.

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The sky was very threatening. But with boats coming the other way the remaining locks were in our favour, until we got to Grindley Brook.

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We had an inquisitive audience at this lock.

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Approaching Willeymoor lock.

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The Willeymoor Tavern alongside the lock.

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Freshly ploughed fields alongside Poveys Lock.

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Grass track racing circuit.

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Approaching Grindley Brook.

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Approaching the staircase locks.

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Ascending the staircase locks.

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We managed to moor above the locks before the heavens opened, so we had lunch, before walking back down to the locks to have a look around. Some pretty cottages down by the bottom lock.

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Some more cottages at the pound below the staircase locks.

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Lockside Stores & Cafe, beside the bottom staircase lock. We bought some chutney from the stores and look forward to tasting it some time.

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Slightly overfull lock on our return.

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Keith.

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