Up and away by 8:00, back to the home mooring, pack up and off home to cook a full Sunday lunch for 12 !
We went for a longish walk in the morning. Along the towpath north out of Kidderminster then we went across the river Stour via Puxton’s marsh to just short of Wolverley. I knew that there was a footbridge over the river just above Wolverley Court lock and we were heading for that. The marsh lived
A lazy day today. We didnt get up til after 9 o’clock, had breakfast then went for a walk. We walked along the towpath down to Whittington Horse bridge, then followed the little lane back up into Kinver. After the previous day’s rain the River Stour was running much faster and fuller than I’d ever
Not quite so bright and sunny today, but still pleasant later on after the early morning mist cleared. We stopped as Ashwood basin to see if we could get some coal, but no luck. We did manage to get some more fuel by scavanging fallen wood from the wooded areas beside several of the locks.
Another bright, sunny, frosty start. Several ‘Viking Afloat’ boats came past very early while we were still in bed, presumably heading for Gailey on ‘turnround day’. We went along to Hatherton junction, winded and headed back again. Having had the fire on all day and all night for several days we were begining to run
We awoke to another cold, frosty but clear & sunny morning. The frosts of the previous two nights had loosened the autumn leaves and they were falling from the trees like a snow storm! The bright sun on the trees brought out the autumn colours beautifully. We stopped at Limekiln Chandlers in Compton to top