As a break from salads we went out for lunch to the Lord Coombermere where the main course was very good. Unfortunately the waitress then decided that we really didn't mean it when we requested the dessert menu and ignored us. So we paid up and bought a take-away pud fromt the Co-op. Our visit coincided with their beer festival - 32 real ales and 18 craft ciders - and live music in the car park.
Tony & Noeline on Mary Russell arrived about an hour after us and took a spot on the 5 day moorings opposite. In the evening we all decamped to the Bridge Inn. On Monday nights a group of folk musicians turn up and just jam. With such instruments as violin, hurdy-gurdy, Northumbrian pipes, penny whistle and squeeze-box the evening was great fun.
After the generator was serviced this morning we tackled the remaining 12 locks of the Audlem flight. She who must be obeyed was ably assisted by two lads from South Wales.
|Lock wheelers hard at work|
|James takes a breather|
|William helping to balance the lock gate|