Just a very short tootle today, We came up the last Tardebigge Lock, through Tardebigge tunnel, through Shortwood Tunnel, and on to Alvechurch, where we have moored opposite the hire base. We went into the shop at the hire base to buy a new Pearson’s for the Severn and Avon, as it’s the one we need for the Stratford Canal (ours is 12 years old!), but they’ve sold out! Rog went for a tramp to the village for bread, milk and a few other essential supplies, and I had a walk with Cassie to scope out any other moorings – there are some visitor moorings about 10 minutes on, but they aren’t really any better than here, and at least we have a satellite signal here. We’ll be gone in the morning before the hire boats start arriving back. Rog has spent a while touching up the battle scars in the blacking which we have picked up over the last few days. We won’t be moving far for the next few days as we need to pick up son Russ at Solihull on Monday.
3.2 miles and 1 lock