Having just spent a very pleasant 5 days with my Mother in brilliant weather down in Poole I returned to "Gemma Joy" to continue my trip. Oh yes I also spent 3 days teaching Mother how to use her new Samsung Tablet and feel sure it will not be long before she becomes an expert.
It was an early start this morning well 9:30am so early for me!!
It was certainly a beautiful day with hardly any clouds in the sky. After being in Stourport for nearly 3 weeks while some work was done on my boat to get it fit for this years cruising and Stan had Solar Panels fitted. This does now feel like the beginning!!
Why is that when you meet another boat coming the other way it is always when you are going through a narrow bridge with a blind bend???
After a very wet winter on the boat it does not take long for me to remember why every year I continue to live on my boat, passing through all this countryside is just so nice.
On arriving at Kidderminster I stopped to do some shopping there is a Tesco and Sainsbury's right next to the canal so very good time to stock up with some of the more heavy items.