Yesterday afternoon we drove into Droitwich to have a recce. Parking at one of the numerous car parks in the town we wandered off in search of the High Street and more importantly, Vine Park and the newly opened navigation. The buildings in the High Street are a sight to see; subsidence caused by centuries of salt extraction have caused the buildings to lean every which way. It must be a carpenter's nightmare trying to hang doors or fit windows where 'level' is an entirely alien concept - they are still standing though..
Droitwich High Street.
Canal Fix - one of the swing bridges over the canal in Vine Park.
" You need your BW key",
offering up a anti-vandal key.
" No, it is a Yale key."
More blank looks
" The key you use for waterpoints... possibly on a cork?"
Light dawns and the key is found from within the boat and offered up to the crew. We get the swing bridge open, the boat fully in the lock, and the rest goes like clockwork. Everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves though the level of confusion was on the high side - one wonders how much tuition/guidance these hirer's actually get...
The former Town Hall