Sunday, 9 March 2014

Merryhill to Stourbridge

We arrived at Merryhill and went off to look around the massive shopping centre.

Yesterday was battery maintenance day, not pleasant as I think our batteries have got to be the most inaccessible ever! Anyway with two looking pretty dead James did a bit of rewiring and we have gone down to having three, we'll see how that goes.

This morning we set off nice and early we had two lock flights to do, 24 locks in total and had to be moored up for the rugby at 2:30pm. Our first flight was the 8 of the Delph locks with all of the them against us and a few bottom gates open. Once through these we are now on the Stourbridge canal and I got a break of a mile or so before starting on the Stourbridge flight of 16, which were also against us and again some gates opened, at lock 5 a guy walking along the towpath said there was a boat a couple of locks down heading our way, that's always good new the locks should be in our favour after we pass but no they were all emptying through leakages. We passed the boat at lock 9 and it was Peter and Heather's friends (our winter mooring neighbours) John and Jude on Serena. Straight after the lock we did a left turn down the Stourbridge Town Arm, winded at the end and moored up just in time for the rugby. Think I'm going to be a bit achy in the morning.

The Delph flight - it's all downhill now

The old stable block

Don't often see LJ at this angle

James busy preparing dinner whilst waiting for the locks

Stourbridge flight

Waiting for the lock

Moored up in Stourbridge

Today 5.7 miles and 24 locks
Total miles 26.4 miles and 25 locks 

1 comment:

  1. wow that look's pretty there. Merry Hill shopping centre, spent many an hour there when my dad lived at Selly Oak, he now lives in Wales. Got your mail Deb, will reply on the other channel to that . Happy wonderful cruising guys.