Tuesday, 8 February 2011

A busy day on the BCN

Mark was raring to go at 7.30am as daylight broke on a cold, frosty & sunny morning with no wind. I  was a bit slower off the mark so had only just dressed & breakfasted when we got to the first lock of the day. We soon got into a rhythm & worked like a well oiled machine  ;)  reaching the top lock of the Stourbridge locks at 11am.

Looking back towards Dadford's Shed

 Double Lock cottage & the Red House Glass Cone in the background
I made us a coffee & just had time to drink it when it was time for the Delph locks.

 Mark lets 'Poppy' go into the lock on her own as he goes up the steps to assist me with the lock

 Date on lock side
 Old stables looking very well kept

 The greater spotted scroat leaves it's mark.

Inscription on a brick lock side, I think it says ' Doulton and Co'

We moored up outside the Merry Hill Shopping Centre at 1pm so not bad going really,  only 5 miles but that included 22 locks.  A quick wash & brush up & we were in Costa Coffee having lunch by 1.30pm.  Sainsbury's  was next to do a grocery shop so the cupboards are now restocked.
The water tank is very low so tomorrow it'll be the services then the Netherton Tunnel, all 3027 yds of it  & we shall probably be heading for Gas Street or thereabouts. It would  be nice if we had the sunshine we've had today but I doubt it.

1 comment:

  1. If you have the time, stay a night your side of Netherton tunnel - there is water there and it's gorgeous. Matilda Rose


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