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 us preparing each lock, so we made very good time. He left us at the top and was going to help an Alvechurch hire boat crew on the way down.
Even without him we worked very efficiently up the Delph 8 and reached the top just after 4:00pm.
It rained on and off most of the day, and is now pouring down. The forecast is better for tomorrow.
Sorry no pics today – too much rain.

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