After tackling the first lock we moored in the pound before the next lock so we could explore the village and the wharf, which is a site of historic interest.
Above is the old lock keepers cottage, still home to C and RT staff.
Then it was a short walk into the village itself. We have been regular visitors here over the years.
After our short stay it was off up the flight proper, the locks being built closer together than those on heartbreak hill on the Trent and Mersey, having learned from experience. The Audlem flight allowed the motor to tow the butty on a long tow through two locks consecutively.
We moored for a late lunch and for the night at 48 hour moorings with two lock left to work tomorrow. The weather has been mainly fine today.