So, what have we been doing for the last few days?
Saturday 14th September
Today was a non-boating day, we walked down the Stourport High Street and caught a bus into Kidderminster and after searching for a suitable eating place we settled for a Thai takeaway from a market stall.
After our meal we went to the ‘Reel Cinema’, an odd little cinema which seemed to be housed in warehouse type of building.
We saw the new Downton Abbey film and thoroughly enjoyed it. After the film we caught the bus back to Stourport.
Sunday 15th September
This morning we first went to The Dolly Tub launderette and then set off for Kidderminster, we found a mooring outside the Watermill pub. We ordered two Sunday roasts which arrived very quickly, unfortunately they were very poor quality, tough meat, burnt and soggy roast potatoes and cold vegetables. To give them their due they did replace the meals and we ended up with fish & chips and a burger. Another plus was a nice pint of Brakspear’s Oxford Gold.
The access to Kidderminster Lock is from under a modern road-bridge which is a bit dark and dismal, some murals try to brighten up the place, but emerging from the gloom to see St Mary and All Saints’ Church makes up for it.
We also stopped to do a big shop in Sainsburys before continuing on to Wolverley Bridge passing our friend Penny on her boat at Wolverley Court Lock.
Monday 16th September
This morning we set off just after 11am and travelled on through Wolverley, Debdale & Whittington Locks.
The landslip at Wolverley has still not been rectified since March.
We cooked jacket potatoes on the way and had them topped with some chilli-con-carne for lunch after mooring at Kinver Visitor Moorings at 13:40.