Stourport

Another latish breakfast then down to the water point by the trip boats for a top up. The weather was pleasantly warm and we arrived in Stourport by early afternoon. We prefer to moor on the river pontoons and there was just about enough room between a small cruiser and another narrowboat. Lots of people

Worcester

Woke up to light drizzly rain, which lasted until about 10 o’clock. So we had a leisurely breakfast waiting for the weather to improve. Eventually we dropped down Avon lock and out onto the Severn. An uneventful trip up to Worcester where we are moored in our usual spot just upstream of the rowing clubs.

Tewkesbury

It’s our 38th Wedding Anniversary! We moored up at the [[Cp:recreation |m765]] ground in Pershore for a bit of shopping and breakfast. Andrew & Wendy Dyke were there with Lord Toulouse. They were waiting for someone to come and replace the alternator after it been pouring out smoke on the way down from Evesham. They

Wyre Lock

A great trip down the Avon. Weather was good and most of the locks were in our favour. A brief stop for lunch at Offenham (George BIllington)  lock, and then on to moor for the night at Wyre lock. We moored against the lock island in the weir stream. There are picnic benches where we

Stratford

As we still had another day to catch up on the schedule we left early, before 7 o’clock. Another lovely warm sunny day took us down to Stratford. Again the were lots of boats about, and again we got into a queue at locks. Firstly behind a boat full of teenagers on an ‘experience’ weekend.

Lowsonford

Another long day today, 10 miles an 28 locks. A really good boating day, lovely warm sunshine and lots of boats about with people to natter to at locks. Again we set off fairly early and reached Lapworth top lock at around 10ish. There was a queue of three boats ahead of us. The boat

Shirley

A lovely warm day today. Surprisingly few boats about. The sky was clear and bright so we made a start before seven o’clock. There was a bit of panic when we got to Netherton tunnel. Our tunnel light didn’t work! Normally Heddi steers in tunnels. She doesn’t like tunnels much and finds that concentrating on

Merryhill

We are now moored just outside Merryhill shopping centre on the Dudley canal, but at one point today I didn’t think we’d make it! We set off from home at around 7:30 but, as we left the M5 at junction 6 it was obvious that something was wrong with the car. I had great difficulty

Just Overnight

Just an overnight stay to check things are OK and to relax a little after the stress & trauma of Heddi’s dad’s funeral. We arrived yesterday morning, had lunch then went for a walk through the woods to Stourton, back down the towpath from Stewponey lock, then to Wittington Horse bridge and back along the