Hampstall Inn

I spent most of yesterday afternoon installing a new calorifier. The previous repair had lasted about a month, but then it started leaking somewhere else so we decided it wasn’t worth trying to repair it again. I bought a new one from Surejust who were extremely helpful and patient with my many queries.

The install went fairly well even though the working space in the cupboard is vary limited.

We set out after lunch and made good progress down to Stourport. The intention was to moor overnight on the river pontoons, but when we got there all the space was taken. We carried on through Lincomb Lock to the pub moorings at Hampstall ferry. It looked like there was no space here too as the Edward Elgar trip boat was taking up about half the space and a couple of cruisers the rest. As we hovered about looking for a space the captain of the Edward Elgar called out “If you’re looking for a space, I’m leaving in 20 to 30 mins”. So we tied up temporarily and waited. Well it was almost an hour before his elderly customers tottered down the ramp from the pub and climbed aboard.

We moored up and I went into the pub to see what the arrangements were. It’s £10.00 per night, or free if you take a meal in the pub, so we ate in the pub !

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