Ten hours cruising yesterday - not clever, not bright! We need to get it into our heads that we do not have to push ourselves - 3 to 4 hours will do nicely thank you. We started out at 0800 yesterday morning and headed up the Staffs and Worcs toward Kinver and the first of the services. We passed a moored Compass Rose, another Barn Owl boat, there was nobody about so unable to say hello to the owner Jenny.Compass Rose moored at Kinver.
It was a beautiful day with lots of sunshine and autumnal colours to embellish the cruise/trek. I walked best part of ten miles with the dogs who were comatose yesterday evening in front of the fire - I was not too far short of that state myself!
This is the weir at Stewpony lock.
We are moored just short of Hinksford, south of Wombourne, awaiting the arrival of daughter and partner, Abby and Danny today. They will be joining us for the night and best part of tomorrow providing extra lock crew and a ready to hand audience for the silly mistakes we make..
Lessons learnt yesterday;
a) When you have invested in walkie talkies - USE THEM
b)Do NOT let filthy dogs on board the boat