Above Bratch locks

At around 6 o’clock, just before dawn, the frost stat turned the heating on! So it must have been only about 3° in our bedroom. At around seven I got up to make a cup of tea and check that fire was still in, it was, so I stoked it up, opened up the air

Near Br 25 on the S&W

Arrived at Kiddeminster around 10:30 after stopping at CountryWide on the way to buy some Taybrite. It was £12.99, a considerable increase since the last bag we bought back in April. We chugged round to Sainsbury’s to do the week’s shopping.Then just about 4 miles and 4 locks north to near Caunsall bridge. Saw a

Sunday lunch

We had to get back home to cook Sunday lunch for our daughters, sons in law & grandchildren so we left at 8:00, it was very misty but looked like it would be a nice sunny day. Back at the mooring by 8:50, packed up and off home in glorious boating wetaher 🙁

Tangled & jammed

The morning looked good, even though the weather forecast wasnt, so we decided to go for a short run up to Kinver and back. Called in at Sainsbury’s on the way, and then on in lovely warm sunshine to stop on the visitor’s mooring at Kinver for lunch. Up to wind just above Hyde lock

Just arrived

Just here for a couple of nights. There is always a traffic queue when we come here these days. It took 1hr 50m instead of the usual 1hr 15min. The battery was low so, whilst the engine was running, I cooked a meal – Heddi had a glass of of wine!

Fame at last

Fame at last, Granny Buttons just mentioned this blog. (http://www.grannybuttons.com/granny_buttons/2008/09/just-heaven.html) Thanks Andrew! John Slee (NB Epiphany) added a comment saying I don’t have an RSS feed. Oh yes I do! Its here

No water !

Got up, had showers, went to make a cup of tea, no water! The pump wasnt running so it seemed like an electrical fault. I checked things over, there was power to the pump, so it looked like a pump problem. After removing the pump it became clear that the presure switch had gone open

Going nowhere

Awoke to a gloriously sunny day, so we had a lazy breakfast then set about various jobs onboard. I cut the perspex for the hatch cover. Then drilled and fitted it with the four bolts to keep it in place. meanwhile Heddi did the brasses. We had lunch sat out on the pontoon in the

Empty Stourbridge canal

Another bright sunny morning. We left just before 9:00 and cruised up to the visitor mooring at Stewponey. After a good healthy fried breakfast we went for a walk up from Stourton junction onto the Stourbridge canal. It looked really odd with no water in it. We were hoping to view the breach, but when