Norbury Wharf

Another early start down the rest of the ’21’. We didn’t see another boat until we were approaching Autherley junction, then we were in a queue. First for the temporary stoppage round some dredging, then for the junction itself. A stop at Wheaton Aston for fuel (47.9 p/l cheapest on the network?) then on to

Merry Hill shopping centre

Now moored just above the Merryhill Shopping centre. 30 locks today, mostly in the rain! Part way up the Stourbridge 16 a guy turns up on a bike and starts to help us. He came with his own windlass and anti-vandal key. It seems that he just likes helping out boaters. He worked ahead for

Worcester

Just a few days out, to go to Droitwich and back. We enjoyed that trip last time, we thought we would do it again before we move to the new mooring at Cropredy. Awoke to grey, overcast skies and the weather forecast predicting rain, but we set off down towards Stourport. The weather improved and

Spring is on the way

We have had several nights onboard during March and April, but we havent actually moved. By now we should have moved to our new mooring in Cropredy Marina. It was due to open on April 1st. But, due to the bad winter weather the construction is several months behind. We had thought to take a

Stourport and back

Just a short trip to Stourport to top up the diesel and get a pumpout. We stooped on the way down near Pratt’s Wharf as it turned bitterly cold and started to snow. Sheila popped in for a coffee and a chat while we did the services, then we headed back to Kinver

A new year

We arrived on new year’s eve. The plan was to go on a short cruise with two other boats. But one of them is stuck at Evesham on the Avon and cant get here because the Severn is still in flood. So we have spent a few days walking and visiting. We went to Ironbridge

Winterising

We have just popped up for one night to complete the winterisation. The weather forecast is for extreme cold next week so I wanted to top up the antifreeze in the engine and partially drain the calorifier. The EberspƤcher powered central heating is on a frost stat so should keep the ice out, but in

Kinver

Back to the home mooring this morning. Weather a bit cold but not too bad. The autumn colours are lovely but had to clear leaves round the prop several times šŸ™

Not moved

We havent moved today. The morning was spent doing some of the paint touch up and cleaning out the engine bay and bilge sump. In the afternoon we walked along the west bank of the Severn up to the modern road bridge just before Bewdley and then back down the Severn Way along the east

Stourport Basin

The weather looked bright, but cold so we set off at about 8:00. The autumn leaves looked really good in the sunlight, but we had to frequently clear the prop with a blast of reverse. In Kidderminster we stopped outside Sainsbury’s to do the shopping for the week’s food. Also a trip to The Range