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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Hanbury Wharf to Droitwich




We set off this morning to follow the other boats before us down the Droitwich Junction Canal. The anticipation and expectation was all worth it. There was quite a bit of a delay and hold ups, as other boats coming the opposite direction were having difficulty with weeding up props, as did the boats ahead of us, fortunately we didn't have any such problem. We were held up between locks 2 & 3, waiting for the go ahead from the BW staff to carry on. Once on the move again we enjoyed the trip, and found it really quite exciting exploring this canal, which in parts is completely new where it has had to be rerouted around properties built on the original line. Our only concern was the headroom clearance at the M5 tunnel, but we had a good 8" of clearance. Once into the Barge Lock in Droitwich we came into view of the very beautiful area around the Barge Canal called Vines Park, just beyond this we came to Nertherwich Basin, where they have fitted secure pontoon moorings, where we are now moored for the forthcoming weekend. Paddy likes this mooring as you can see in the photo. We have had a busy time since arriving chatting to other boaters who have arrived here ready for the weekend. Tomorrow will be exploring Droitwich Town day.




Keith.

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