We awoke to a beautiful bright day yesterday and given that Nb.Matilda Rose needed water we pulled pins and headed off towards Norton Junction, the junction of the Stratford and Worcester canals. We have moored up a couple of miles short of the junction at Warstock, flanked by a steep embarkment and a golf course on the towpath side and a screened industrial estate on the other. The towpath is in good repair and lacks the 4-6 inch deep mud that we have experienced so far this week - which means that there is a pleasant shortage of the sticky gloop in the boat!!
Our only 'obstacle' of the day, the Shirley lift bridge (drawbridge) which is automated.. thankfully.
Both boats breasted up at bridge 5 taking on water.