Sharpness & back

A lovely warm sunny day today. We need to be back here at Splatt bridge tomorrow as Nikki is coming, but we didnt want to spend all day doing nothing so we chugged down to Sharpness. We stopped for a while where the river comes up close to the canal and watched the tide turn.

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Rain, rain and more rain! Jan & Mike were due to arrive mid afternoon. The plan was for a short trip then back for another barbecue. We texted them midday to decide what to do. They suggested that we abandon the bbq and go to the pub instead. About three o’clock there was a lull

Splatt Bridge

We awoke this morning to grey, overcast skies and strong winds. Our daughter Liz and her family were meeting us at Splatt bridge for a lunchtime barbecue, but it didn’t look promising. We set off about eight o’clock and had to battle against a strong headwind. At Saul we wanted to use the DIY pumpout

Hempstead Bridge

An early start, we were on our way by 6:15. Becca was still in bed until we got to Stourport. On the Severn it was windy and rather chilly, but an uneventful cruise down. We stopped briefly at Worcester for a cooked breakfast and to top up the water. The stretch of Severn from Worcester

Caldwall Lock

We picked up Becca, our granddaughter, and arrived at Kinver about five thirty. A quick unload and off. We wanted to get as far as we could before dark, as the plan is to do the whole of the Severn tomorrow. Normally this wouldn’t be a problem, but as the water levels are low BW


  We picked up a flyer from “Kinver Canopies” a new business set up by two of the employees from Wilson’s. We have been thinking for a while of having zips fitted to the cratch cover to make access easier. I contacted them by email and they had a look at the job and called

Odd Jobs

A weekend of odd jobs in preparation for the trip down the Severn to the Gloucester & Sharpness later in the month. We had planned to go camping this weekend in the new tent, but the weather forecast is for rain Saturday and thundery showers Sunday, so we decided to do a few jobs on