Wednesday, 27 May 2015

A very successful Market

After our overnight stop at Branston Water Park we had a very short journey to the most convenient shopping stop.

When I was almost halfway between Morgana and Morrisons the heavens opened, hailstones and a wind straight out of the Arctic. Once I had got my shopping I decided we would stay where we were and move to Shobnall Fields on Wednesday, which is what we did.

We had a very successful market, although there didn't seem to be a huge number of people about those that came were willing to spend their money. I think everyone enjoyed themselves, visitors and traders alike. The Hobbins clan visited again which was very nice.

Yesterday we went shopping in Burton upon Trent and then I hopped on a bus to Lichfield and spent lots of money at Spellbound Beads so I can make lots more jewelry for our next market at Middlewich Folk and Boat Festival.

Today we began our journey back to Ocker Hill, we made good progress, the weather was mostly pleasant, although a bit windy. We reached Streethay for our overnight stop and will continue to Fazeley or maybe beyond tomorrow

Since my last post we have traveled 15.9 miles, 13 locks and 1 swing bridge

This year we have traveled  167.3 miles, 151 locks, 3 swing bridges and 4 tunnels

In 2014 we traveled 425 miles, 334 locks, 2 swing bridges,17 lift bridges and 23 tunnels

In 2013 we traveled 459.1 miles, 434 locks, 7 swing bridges, 15 lift bridges and 31 tunnels

In 2012 we traveled 876.9 miles, 675 locks,  55 swing bridges, 22 lift bridges and 31 tunnels

In 2011 we traveled 461.4 miles, 444 locks, 3 swing bridges, 34 lift bridges and 15 tunnels

During 2010 we traveled 740.3 miles, 642 locks, 53 swing bridges, 4 lift bridges and 25 tunnels

Since Ray retired we have traveled 3119.4 miles, 2680 locks, 121 swing bridges, 92 lift bridges and 129 tunnels

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