This morning we left Stourport and locked down the two staircase locks onto the River Severn. We hadn’t been going long when the sun came out and it became very hot. This is ‘river weather’ for Windsong – all the time last year we spent on the Thames the sun beat down, and again this year in April when we were on the Weaver, so ‘river weather’ has entered Windsong’s vocabulary! We arrived at Lincomb Lock to find that there was a planned power outage, and their generator had broken down! Three large cruisers and three narrowboats were waiting. To add insult to injury for the gin-palaces, the locky could only open one gate manually so anything over 10 feet wide couldn’t get in! Shame!! Two narrowboats went in and down the lock ahead of us, and we jumped in front of the cruisers and joined the other waiting narrowboat for the next trip down.
We passed the entrance to the newly restored Droitwich Barge Canal, due to open next weekend. Rumour has it that 60 plus boats are booked to travel up it over the weekend – it’s going to be busy, glad we are doing this stretch now. We had a lovely trip down the river and are now moored in Worcester.
12 miles and 7 locks