An Early ‘Spring’ Outing

Spring you say? Well according to the meteorologists it started on the 1st March but astronomically speaking it isn’t until 20th March, be that as it may, there was a fine weather outlook for a week or so and we decided give the boat an airing.

Monday 14th March 2022
Falling Sands Viaduct

After visiting the doctor’s surgery for a blood test and visiting Bon Marche to buy Joy some new jeans we set off in sunshine through York Street Lock and headed off towards Kidderminster. It’s an easy trip with just three more locks to bring us right outside Sainsburys where we picked up a few essentials, then it was onward another mile or so to Wolverley where we moored for the night.

Tuesday 15th March 2022
Debdale Lock

It was a late start this morning, while we waited for the temperature to rise a bit, and some bacon & eggs to be consumed by yours truly.

We left at 11:30 and negotiated Wolverley Lock, we spotted a black mink along the way but failed to get a decent photo.

 

Cookley Tunnel

Just another half an hour took us to  Debdale Lock and then through Cookley Tunnel to moor up at Whittington Bridge where there is a nice open spot to catch the afternoon sun.

Wednesday 16th March 2022
The Journey so far

As today is the only day rain is forecast we shall stay here and indeed the rain is falling as I type!