Back in the marina

After a leisurely breakfast we winded and set off back along the W&B to just before Astwood locks. From here there is a path across the fields to Hanbury Hall, where we had lunch. Then up two locks, turn around, back down two locks and back to the marina. Back home tomorrow as Tom has


We picked up Sue and Tom and arrived at the marina by 11:45. After lunch we topped up the water and diesel then set off up the three locks to Hanbury junction. We had booked a table for our evening meal at The Bridge. As we approached the mooring it poured, thundered and lightninged !

Wolverhampton lock no 7

Another early start as the weather forecast is for another hot day. We left at 6:50. It’s been a really quiet day boatwise. All the way through the centre of Birmingham and out to Wolverhampton we have only passed three moving boats. Since we moored up another has passed us. We came along the old

Lower Bittel Reservoir

Friends Andrew & Sheila joined us today to help us up Tardebigge locks. There are 30 locks in just less than 2 miles. Sheila dropped Andrew off at 8:00 and drove up to the top of the flight and walked back down to meet us. So with a crew of three we set off. Having

Queens Head

The weather recently has been very hot, the whole country seems to be experiencing a bit of Mediterranean sunshine. So we decided to set off early before it got too hot, we knew that we had 15 locks to do today ( 30 tomorrow!). So we left the marina at 7:45, up the three Droitwich

Worcester by Sabrina bridge

We are starting our journey down to the G&S on the same day as last year. Leaving the Yeti at Frampton we carried on up to the marina in the Smart and set off at 10:20. Last time we went down to the Severn via Droitwich, this time we decided on the W&B route. Almost

Nr Bridge 26 W&B

Yesterday was spent in Worcester, having a look round the Catherdral and going for a long walk after a sausage and babon bap breakfast. To today we set off back up the W&B, aong with it seems several other boats from our marina. We soon made our way through the locks with a crew of

Droitwich marina

The weather forecast is for rain so an early start was called for. By 7:30 both boats were in the first of the two wide locks taking us up to the canal. All went well for an hour or so, the locks were all in our favour, though of course the second boat had to

Droitwich Marina

There were lots of hire boat about yesterday afternoon, so we though it would be a good idea to set off early to avoid queues. Our idea of early is earlier than Josh and Georgia’s idea of early. So it was about 8:30 when we set off. It’s six miles and eight locks from last