Down the River to Worcester

Tuesday 19th April

After a top up with fuel, we set off down to the river this morning headed for Worcester, we had help at the staircase locks from Malc & Ben from the boatyard and from a volunteer lock-keeper so we were spoilt.

There are just three river locks en-route and they are all manned so not much effort there either.

Against the odds (and the forecast) the trip started in sunshine but got cooler  and as we approached Worcester there were a few spots of rain, however it held off until we got tied up on the pontoon opposite the weir and by 6 pm was quite sunny again.

 

 

Wednesday 20th April

This morning we didn’t leave until half past eleven then we joined a hire boat to go up the two large locks to the canal. They had a large crew so once again we didn’t need to do much work!

We found a space just a few hundred yards up the canal (Worcester & Birmingham) and settled in with good phone & TV signals and passable internet.

I found myself a couple more jobs to do on the boat including blogging!

Thursday 21st April

This morning we both had haircuts at Le Salon, just a few minutes walk from our mooring and were very pleased with the results.

When we returned we moved back to the water-point to fill up our tank and then tied up a few yards further on to make the most of the sunshine on our solar panels.

 

 

 

This afternoon Joy was able to join her on-line art class while I did some accordion practice.

This evening we treated ourselves to a Greek Takeaway from Eat Greek who delivered to the boat (their first time to a canal boat, apparently)

 

We had Keftedakia Meatballs (Tomato Sauce Traditional Greek Meatballs)  and a Kolokitho Meal,  battered slices of courgette both served with Greek Pita Wedges, Salad, Chips and a dip. It was very nice and there’s some left over for tomorrow.

Friday 22nd April

We had a quiet morning, with a visit to dispose of rubbish and pick up some milk & bread from the local convenience store at the Texaco Garage.

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Lunch was an international affair consisting of our Greek leftovers & a Scotch Egg and sustained by that we boated up two locks to Lowesmore where we turned at the winding hole returning to tie up at George Street Bridge, near Asda, Home Bargains, Wickes et al.