You will notice from the photographs that we started our day yesterday with grey skies and ended it in lovely, lovely spring sunshine. We left Wolverley at 9am heading south towards Kidderminster and Stourport. I had wandered up to prepare the Wolverley lock ready for whatever boat was going to take the lead but I could not get the top gate open. Try as I might it would not budge so I had to wait for Jill to emerge and add her weight to the beam before the darn thing would oblige. These are good locks though, bridges over for access and two ground paddles and a gate paddle so filling was super fast!
Moored outside Sainsbury in KidderminsterWe worked through two locks and moored up above the Kidderminster town lock to shop at Sainsbugs; not my favourite shop but it had a garage and fuel was needed by both boats for generators. We will stop at Tesco and M&S, which are below the town lock, on our return journey.
Caxton approaching the town lock beneath the imposing St. Mary and All Saints Church.
Falling Sands lock with its sandstone bluff and wooded hillside to the left.
The sun was beginning to make an appearance by now and we had a lovely walk along the towpath into Stourport. Jill and Graham haven't been this way so all was new and marvellous for them.