Monday, 1 October 2012

Last night we visited the Navigation Inn at Greenforge. Only to meet Scraggy from Saul Jnction. Was good to meet somebody we knew and catch up on canal gossip.

This morning we left around 10.00am. We travelled for 3 hours 45 mins to Kinver, including 5 locks, one tunnel, and an aqueduct, stopping for a while to top up with water and pump out the toilet.

We met Sue & Vic at the water point, they are continuous cruisers, and have been on the canal network cruising for 10 years.

The Staffs & Worcs canal is a delight to travel. Great scenery and some challenging bends. The locks are well maintained and mooring is freely available.

At one lock we noticed the gates to the house were miniature lock gates (see below)

Autumn is now upon us, but the changing colours of the trees, especially in the sun is very dramatic.

We should arrive in Stourport on Wednesday. The River Severn has gone down to Amber Alert, which means passage is safe with care. Although we have heard of lots of debris being washed down.

Last night after seeing a friendly face from the canal has made us homesick for the first time.

We have met some great people on our travels, especially Pete & Lynn on Blue on Blue, Jean & Mark on Ardanza.

We should be back in Gloucester this weekend if all goes well.

1 comment:

  1. It was great to meet you today.. enjoy your trip down the Severn and hopefully see you again when you are out on one of your extended trips..