Yes, that is me, the little piggy. Off I went with the other piggy (Roy) into Market Drayton, whilst the other little piggy (Wish) stayed at home (the boat).
It was good to get off the boat because I absolutely blew a fuse this morning!!! Before you all get excited wondering what on earth happened….I literally blew a fuse, an electrical fuse. Roy said I might want to mention that the fridge and freezer is 240 volt which were on and that I had the washing machine on also, not normally a problem, phones charging and TV on and all that……all I did was try to dry my hair???? What was wrong with that??? Unfortunately the fuse it blew was that on the inverter. We had a little bit of a panic on and a mention of £5,000.00 to replace it was discussed amongst a few swear words but in the end Roy fixed it. The boat was turned upside down in the process as it is under the bed. Worth the process though as Roy found his slippers!!
We had an enjoyable lunch in a little coffee shop called “Jones Coffee House”. Quaint little shop full of character. They had all homemade chutneys, jams and drinks for sale.
Quiet little town, Market Drayton, apparently it is half day closing on a Thursday. I didn’t know that still happened in this day and age. It was extremely quiet.
Another fascinating place was Valentines.
Roy wanted this bat that was in a coffin. I don’t think so!! Luckily it was going into an auction so we couldn’t buy it there and then, otherwise I think he might have considered it.
Visited an Antique shop called “Number 10” where I bought myself yet another heart for the boat. Fascinating items for sale.
Loved this little chap but he wouldn’t fit on the boat.
Enjoyed the walk into town and back and as the weather was still dry we decided to make our way a bit further through to Adderley Locks.
I climbed up and down my first ladder today to open the lock gates whilst Roy went and set the next one. We went through all 5 locks in no time.
Another boat was coming into the last lock just as we were leaving and she asked if she thought we would miss the rain. My reply was….”It always rains after we have moored and we are just about to moor up!! So I think we will be ok and you won’t!” I laughed but I don’t think the lady thought it was that funny. Ooops!!That is exactly what happened.
All moored up, made a cup of tea and the heavens have now opened.
We have escaped the rain again! Audlem, 15 locks tomorrow. Let’s hope the weather remains on our side. We think we are pushing our luck a bit.