Shop front in the summer

Thursday, 13 September 2012

we are on our way back

well i see there is no blog again so i will write one and tell you all about our days cruising. what a cracking day it has been weather wise, the sun has shone all day and it has been really warm.
we left kinver this morning at about 12 o'clock after having enjoyed breakfast on the boat and then went into kinver to have a quick look around and a cup of coffee and a tea cake at a quaint little tea room and taking in a few sun rays, there was also someone walking round there with a jacket on with "britains got talent" on the back of it.............chancer ;)
we have only 2 locks to do then we can fill up with water and moor up at swindon and have fish and chips tonight at the renowned fish and chip shop there i was told by the trusty crew, mmmm i don't think so, about 8 locks later we were still looking for this water point and eventually found it at greensforge moorings and then still had more locks to go before we got to swindon, but what a nice tea we eventually had from the fish and chip shop............recommended.
when we came through the lock at kidderminster this morning a very "kind lady" arrived at the lock and promptly re-opened the side paddles on the lock for us as were about to depart the lock as she said there wasn't enough water in it, i guess she was only trying to be helpful...........well she didn't help at all ;) as i had mark doing the locks with me today and he has only ever steered the boat and completely confused him.
i have also been steering the boat today for a change, very narrow on the staffs and worcester canal so a bit hairy at times but no accidents i'm glad to say ;)
we were going through one bridge this morning and peter mis- judged it and ripped the chimney off :(..........gotta buy a new one now.
we have seen a few people that we know out on the canal this week while we have been out, gail and stewart on "umpshire", reg and laurie and crew on "debdale" and the crew on their way back to norbury on "silhouette", i hope they have all had as much fun as we have had :)
we have moored up just through hinksford lock tonight and the t.v reception is rubbish so we are reading, listening to the radio and enjoying a glass of wine, oh and i am writing this blog ;)
we are a bit ahead of ourselves on our trip so we will cruise past autherley junction tomorrow and make our way down to penkridge before we turn round and make our way back to norbury at the weekend.
till next time.............byeee, ange and crew.

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