We had left the mooring at 9 am and cleared the last lock at 11:45 – including a ten minute break for tea just after the railway bridge and before lock 17. Just below the bottom lock was Aldersley Junction – not yet into the Shroppie but nearly there.
At noon exactly we turned at Autherley Junction into the Shropshire Union – and a stop lock. The log says “...now they tell us there’s ANOTHER lock”
We were soon on the Shropshire Union – with its long straight sections over embankments and through cuttings, and its wonderful stone bridges, many much taller than on other canals.
... and a modern motorway bridge carrying the M54
We moored at Brewood and celebrated with a cream tea at The Mess.
Day 6: 6.6 miles, 22 locks
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