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Sunday, April 29, 2018

Diglis Visitor Moorings to Droitwich

Our original plan was to stay in Worcester for the weekend, but having checked the weather forecast for Monday we decided to set off this morning. Approaching the facilities at Diglis Basin.


Awaiting Diglis top lock to fill.


Setting off from the top lock to the bottom lock.


The entrance to the Worcester & Birmingham canal from which we have just come out on to the River Severn.


Approaching Worcester.


Diglis Hotel.


Worcester's swan fleet.


Worcestershire Cricket Club.


Worcester rowing club.


It is so nice to be able to stretch Hadar's legs on a river. 😊


Approaching Bevere lock, the only River Severn lock on this short excursion on to the river.


The first lock onto the Droitwich Barge Canal.


The second lock. We waited in this lock for a boat to catch up with us to share, we had spotted them approaching the first lock as we left it.


This is NB Swallowtail which we shared the remaining 7 locks with.


Now moored in Netherwich Basin in Droitwich, ready for the St. Richard's Canal Festival over the forthcoming Bank Holiday weekend.



Keith.

Friday, April 27, 2018

Astwood Lock No.18 to The Commandery, Worcester, Then Diglis Visitor Moorings

The rain did stop for almost 5 minutes at one of today's locks.
The entrance to the Droitwich Junction Canal at Hanbury Wharf.


The large house has its very own private chapel.


Unusual railway bridge.


Briefly moored at The Commandery, Worcester.


Later we decided to move below Sidbury lock to the Diglis visitor moorings.



Keith.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Tardebigge Wharf to Astwood lock No.18

Approaching Tardebigge top lock


One of the Tardebigge locks.


Tardebigge Reservoir.


One of the volunteer lock keepers, who helped us down 19 of the locks, and we very appreciated their help.


Countryside views down the locks.


This lock cottage owner is into amateur radio.


Both of our volunteer lock keepers.


We moored up in the Stoke Pound for lunch and once eaten, then decided to carry on.


Our volunteer lock keeper who helped us down the 6 Stoke locks.


Stoke Wharf.


Astwood locks.



More countryside views.


Astwood lock No.18 (fifth lock down of the six).


Lock-side garden at Astwood lock No.18.


Astwood lock No.18 lock cottage.


Offside view from our mooring.


Towpath side view.


Our mooring below Astwood lock No.18.


41 locks done today, that is the most Jo has done in one day.

Keith.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Black Country Living Museum to Sheepcote Street Bridge, Birmingham


Good run this morning, down through Brades locks, and then we took Soho loop and then Icknield Port loop, just for a change.


Now moored back at Sheepcote Street Bridge, Birmingham.

Keith.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Closure of The Big Wok in Birmingham

Sad news today that our favourite Chinese Buffet, The Big Wok in Birmingham has closed down. 

Keith.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Neptune's Wharf to Black Country Living Museum

Having arrived at Neptune's Wharf Tuesday we were both feeling under the weather, so we had an appointment with a GP in the Neptune Health Centre. She thought we may have picked up a virus from the canal water whilst freeing the mattress from the prop.

At least she didn't think it was Weil's disease which is what we were worried about.

As we both felt totally pooped we decided to stay put for a couple of days to recover.

This morning we both felt a lot better, although not fully recovered, so we had a short run to the Black Country Living Museum for the weekend.


Keith.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Walsall to Neptune's Wharf, Tipton

This morning we had a quick wander around Walsall.







Then we set off back to Tipton.


More floating rubbish.


Working up through Ryder's Green locks on the Walsall canal. this was after having a ground in the bottom pound, which was down about 6", but Jo sent some water down and we were soon on our way up the rest of the locks.


Approaching the lower staircase Brades locks, on the Gower branch.


We are now moored back at Neptune Wharf, Tipton.

Keith.